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Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the

Prophetic symbolism is among the key issues of this quantity. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer unearths radical photos of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken appears on the metamorphosis of the foremost motif of listening to, seeing and figuring out, Michael L. Barre examines lions and birds in 31.4-5, and Marvin A. Sweeney re-examines vmes(tm)s in 8.6. The imagery of Ezekiel is explored via Leslie C. Allen (the 'Death Valley' imaginative and prescient) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel sixteen and feminine pictures of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write at the publication of Jonah. essays of extra normal scope care for the quest for team spirit in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional form of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). an enticing and stimulating quantity which displays the liveliness of present examine at the prophetic literature.

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6 Oaj]), an d through the echo betwee n rmm o^m // D^D i3if2 3 (v . 6) and frca o" 0 tf? 2) . All fou r passage s presuppos e th e removal of a debilitating circumstance o r condition—th e presenc e o f th e invade r i n th e land , o r th e people's deafness and blindness. The foreign invader is clearly removed as th e resul t o f Yahweh' s savin g activit y (cf . 22) . 3 (cf . 17-18 . Hence , th e relatio n between 'hear/see ' and 'know/understand ' underlying these passages is theological rathe r tha n didacti c i n character .

2) . All fou r passage s presuppos e th e removal of a debilitating circumstance o r condition—th e presenc e o f th e invade r i n th e land , o r th e people's deafness and blindness. The foreign invader is clearly removed as th e resul t o f Yahweh' s savin g activit y (cf . 22) . 3 (cf . 17-18 . Hence , th e relatio n between 'hear/see ' and 'know/understand ' underlying these passages is theological rathe r tha n didacti c i n character . I n thi s respec t i t con forms t o 'B ' for m o f th e motif .

BBS note; Rudolph 1968: 218 ; Holladay 1989: 227) . Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar attempts a different approac h by identifying this phrase as an example of the use of the construct state before 44 Among the Prophets the preposition 'et, 'with ' (1983 : §130a), but such a construction doe s not appear elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible. Barthelemy et al. (1986: 50) attempt to revive this understanding by pointing to the use of the sam e root wit h the preposition 'et, 'with' , in Isa. 10. Unfortunately, the phrase reads , sisu 'ittah masos, 'exul t wit h her (in ) exultation' .

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