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By Claire Mathews McGinnis, Patricia K. Tull (eds.)

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This ebook bargains a selective survey of the background of Isaiah's reception over the process millennia, from the Septuagint and early types, carrying on with during the centuries in Jewish and Christian exegesis, and concluding with the past due 20th century. every one bankruptcy contains an introductory survey of Isaiah's interpretation inside of a specific historic context, after which pursues a selected part of Isaiah's reception via one in all Isaiah's many readers in that point interval. Contributing authors signify a large choice of experts within the fields of religious study, rabbinics, and Christian background and theology. Aimed essentially at students operating within the fields of bible study, hermeneutics, and the historical past of interpretation. it's going to even be of curiosity to clergy and lecturers.

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Kai\ ei0 mh\ ku/rioj sabawq e0gkate/lipen h9mi=n spe/rma w9j Sodoma a@n e0genh/qhmen kai\ w0j Gomorra a@n w9moiw/qhmen This is a silence worth listening to, for the number of what I call “discrete lxx minuses” in the Greek Isaiah is small. Perhaps the translator had an exegetical motive for this silence. Assuming that +(mk did in fact stand in the Vorlage, one can imagine three reasons for the lack of a specific equivalent in lxx: (1) the translator overlooked it; this option must overcome probabilities afforded by the fact that, of eighteen occurrences of +(mk, lxx fails to translate the expression only here and once in Ezra; (2) the translator considered that +(mk dyr# was properly glossed by spe/rma (“seed”), presumably because a spe/rma is by definition a little thing; (3) the translator did not consider the remnant that God had left to be a small thing and so purposely left +(mk untranslated.

He does not concern himself with possible motives. On the other extreme, G. B. ” It seems to me that he is correct in his suspicions but is looking into the face of the wrong tradent. Other commentators follow the suggestion of H. D. ” In addition to the plural Mym(, a second exploitable detail in these verses is the uncommon affirmation that the Lord enters into judgment “with the elders of his people, and his princes” (Isa 3:14). In at least one exegetical tradition, these elders and princes come not to be judged but to judge.

See also chapters 6 and 7 of David A. Baer, When We All Go Home: Translation and Theology in LXX Isaiah 56–66 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001), 199–276. 5. H. G. M. Williamson, Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah (Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998), 171. Since Jewish prospects were usually understood to be wrapped up with those of Jerusalem, a focus upon Zion/Jerusalem and the cultic functions carried out in that city is included in our analysis. 6. I here make the assumption, defended elsewhere, that the Vorlage was very similar to the consonantal component of mt.

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