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Whereas many experiences on Isaiah have an interest within the formation of the ebook, really few have addressed the advance of the oracles relating overseas international locations. Like many different prophetic books, the publication of Isaiah includes a component of international international locations oracles (Isaiah 13-23), yet inside of this assortment is a smaller grouping of literary fabric that bargains with the countries of Cush (Ethiopia) and Egypt (Isaiah 18-20). This booklet considers the formation of this smaller crew approximately Cush and Egypt in the literary context of the expansion of the bigger assortment and the improvement of those person chapters. This ebook additionally contributes a clean method of the formation of overseas countries oracles in Isa 13-23

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50 In his view, a portion of the Cush oracle (18:1–2, 4) and the narrative of 20:1–6 would have been gathered with other Isaianic material during the initial phase. Vermeylen suggests that sometime later, perhaps during the exilic period, 19:1–4, 11–15 was supposedly added as a Deuteronomistic commentary on the preceding Cush oracle. He draws this conclusion on the basis of the concern in 19:1–4, 11–15 for matters of piety and worship, as well as the renunciation of Egypt’s purported 48 For the subsequent insertion of 17:12–18:7 Duhm follows earlier commentators, including Georg Heinrich August von Ewald, Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (trans.

For discussion and evaluation of Weis’s claims regarding a ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬genre, see Chapter 2, below, and also Brian C. Jones, Howling over Moab: Irony and Rhetoric in Isaiah 15–16 (SBLDS 157; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996), 65–74. 35 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 254; Childs, Isaiah, 135–8. 36 See “Campaigns against Egypt, Syria, and Palestine,” translated by A. Leo Oppenheim (ANET, 294–7); Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 272; also Willem A. M. Beuken, Jesaja 13–27 (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2007), 179–80. 37 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 273.

Rather, it is entirely plausible that the superscription could have been added either simultaneously 31 Geyer, Mythology and Lament, 16–17. 36 chapter two with or after the incorporation of the oracles. It is equally plausible to suppose that other additions to the collection were never assigned a superscription. 3. 32 A ‘simple title’ usually consists of the term ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬followed by the addressee, such as ‫מוֹאב‬ ָ ‫ַמ ָשּׂא‬ (‘oracle concerning Moab’) at Isa 15:1. Most of the headings in Isa 13–23 (also 30:6) are of this variety.

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