Attempts to reconstruct the compositional history of the book of Isaiah confine themselves mainly to chapters 1-12 and 28-39, supposed to shroud the basic core of any early collection of Isaianic texts. Other investigations which verge on the group of prophecies concerning the nations in Isa 13-23 rarely delve into exegetical details to the extent that the reader of Isaiah would feel convinced to stand here on familiar grounds. Even others, overtly restricted to a small pericope inside Isa 13-23, often neglect the significance of this larger context. This book provides a thorough analysis of Isaiah 18-20, concerned with Egypt and Kush, from the earliest stages to their final contextualisation within the developing corpus of the Isaianic prophecies regarding the nations.
The Stele of YHWH in Egypt
Edited by Bob Becking & Dirk Human
The Babylonian period has often been construed as a time of distress and suffering. The essays in this volume - a selection of papers read at the 50th Anniversary of the SSOTS - discuss this theme from a variety of angles.
Hennie J. Marsman
This book discusses women in a polytheistic and monotheistic society by analyzing their social and religious position according to the literary and non-literary texts of Ugarit and Israel.
This study concentrates on four narratives in the Old Testament in which books, esp. the Book of the Torah, play a key role: Deuteronomy 9-10 and 31:24-26, 2 Kings 22-23, Jeremiah 36, and Nehemiah 8. The literary analysis shows that the Book of the Torah occupies a strategic position and plays a ...
This exegetical study consists of a thorough discussion of creation texts in the books of Amos, Hosea and Isaiah and a critical examination of some popular views on creation in the Bible.
This study involves a detailed analysis of Psalms 7, 17, 18, 26, and 44 (text, philology, exegesis). It presents a new hypothesis with respect to the interpretation of the psalmists’ claims regarding their upright behaviour towards God or men.
Edited by Johannes C. de Moor
Who were the prophets of Israel? Historically spoken the prophets have become elusive personalities. In this volume they are rediscovered as literary characters drawn by the gifted artists and theologians who shaped the prophetic books of the Old Testament.
Edited by Johannes C. de Moor and Harry F. van Rooy
The re-writing of the history of Israel, in the light of past failures and hopes for the future, by Deuteronomistic historians and prophets, is discussed in this series of studies. In this volume, the vitality of the Hebrew Scriptures is once again demonstrated.
Edited by Hendrik Jan Bosman, Harm van Grol et alii
Edited by Bob Becking and Marjo C.A. Korpel
The papers of an Utrecht Symposium on Exile and Return tackle the problems involved with a variety of methods and reading strategies. How did people religiously cope with the changed and shifting situation? What do we really know about the period under consideration?
Marjo C.A. Korpel and Johannes C. de Moor
Delimitation of structural units has always been a controversial subject in Old Testament exegesis. Yet all translation and interpretation depends on it. In this work hitherto largely unexplored, but highly relevant, evidence found in ancient Hebrew, Greek and Syriac manuscripts is evaluated.
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