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Prophetic symbolism is among the key subject matters of this quantity. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer unearths radical pictures of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken seems on the metamorphosis of the major 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 by way of Leslie C. Allen (the 'Death Valley' imaginative and prescient) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel sixteen and feminine photos of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write at the ebook of Jonah. essays of extra normal scope take care of the hunt for harmony in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional form of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). an enticing and stimulating quantity which displays the liveliness of present study at the prophetic literature.

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15). 8b-14. 9-1 6 it is the n applied t o the prophets i n terms o f 'seeing' . 8-24, firs t t o the people themselve s and then to their false prophets . 13), bu t no w mos t especiall y i n thei r politica l life . Her e to o th e transformation consist s essentially i n th e severin g of Israe l an d thei r false prophet s from the possibility of knowledge and understanding to make judgmen t certain , no w throug h Yahweh' s 'blinding ' o f th e prophets an d his speaking to the people i n an unintelligible language.

Irvine 1990 : 185). But thi s * Thi s is a slightly revised versio n o f a paper rea d at the Southeastern Regiona l Meeting o f the Society of Biblical Literature , Atlanta , March 15-17,1991. 1 would like to thank the Yad Hanadiv/Barecha Foundation which provided th e funds for my 1989-90 sabbatical a t the Hebrew Universit y of Jerusalem wher e th e research fo r this paper was completed. 6 4 3 rendering is awkward and continues to provoke attempts to explain or emend the unusual form of the verse.

2 I n this respect, th e awkwar d nature of the reading o f um esos 'et in Isa . 8. 6 become s significant . Althoug h masos usuall y refer s t o general rejoicing , it s appearanc e i n th e contex t o f Jerusalem's giving birth i n Isa. 1 0 and the rejoicing o f a bridegroom over his bride in Isa. 62. 5 indicate s tha t the ter m ca n be used i n reference t o marriage . Like th e general imager y o f water in Isa. 6-7 , the lexical meaning of masos i n v . 6 i s non-specific , bu t th e awkwar d natur e o f th e readin g disrupts th e synta x of vv.

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