By Høyland Lavik, M.
This quantity sheds new gentle on an outdated and by some means difficult textual content, Isaiah 18. even supposing nearly all of students through the years has looked this bankruptcy tricky to totally comprehend, the writer of this quantity demonstrates how Isa 18 may be obvious as a coherent complete by means of displaying itself to be an instance of Hebrew rhetoric.
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4 in this study. 106 It must here be noted that I work with only one relatively short text, and do neither take into consideration longer units, nor the composition of the whole of the book of Isaiah. introduction 33 A third presupposition is that form and content are inseparable. e. how the text is shaped. e. the unique conﬁguration of details that the interpreter perceives from the text. 108 The present work has an emphasis on tracing the text’s meaning. ), the term meaning needs some further deﬁnition.
The other ywh of Isa 13–23 is found in the immediate preceding context, Isa 17:12. ” There is a shift in addressee from 17:12–14 to 18:1–2. Further, the perspective shifts from the general to the speciﬁc, and this together with a shift in scene underlines that a new textual unit is starting by 18:1. In 17:12–14 nations in general are addressed, whereas 18:1–2 describe one speciﬁc nation, Cush. A. 37 17:1 and 19:1 have the common superscription acm X, “pronouncement concerning X”, whereas this heading lacks in 18:1.
7) is not an identical repetition of the opening (v. 2) as the last scene (v. 7) develops the ideas from the ﬁrst scene and brings eschatology into the message. 2. 40 This research will argue against the idea that Isa 18 judges Assyria or Cush/Ethiopia (see the analysis of vv. 5–6 in this book), but it supports the suggestion that Isa 18:1–7 is a text that pronounces a consistent message (of judgement). As already mentioned, no monograph has been published on Isa 18. Two things can be said about the major lines in the his38 The repetition of parts of v.