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By Christopher B Hays

Demise is likely one of the significant subject matters of First Isaiah, even though it has now not commonly been well-known as such. pictures of dying are many times utilized by the prophet and his earliest tradents. The publication starts off by way of concisely summarizing what's identified approximately loss of life within the historical close to East through the Iron Age II, protecting ideals and practices in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, and Judah/Israel. Incorporating either textual and archeological facts, Christopher B. Hays surveys and analyzes latest scholarly literature on those subject matters from a number of fields.

Focusing at the textual content s that means for its manufacturers and its preliminary audiences, he describes the ways that the rhetoric of demise functioned in its ancient context and gives clean interpretations of greater than a dozen passages in Isa five 38. He exhibits how they hire the imagery of loss of life that was once a part of their cultural contexts, and likewise identifies ways that they holiday new inventive floor. This holistic method of questions that experience attracted a lot scholarly awareness in contemporary many years produces new insights not just for the translation of particular biblical passages, but in addition for the formation of the publication of Isaiah and for the heritage of historical close to japanese religions.

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14 See William M. Schniedewind, How the Bible Became a Book: The Textualization of Ancient Israel (Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 66, 69, 89. 15 Jeffery A. Blakely and James W. ,” BASOR 326 (2006): 11–63, here 44. 12 14 1. Death and the Dead in Mesopotamia during Iron Age II portrayed in simplistic terms. Some scholars emphasize the Assyrians’ militarism and violence, 16 while others (especially in recent years) perceive administrative practicality, a willingness to allow independence, and the benevolent imposition of a pax Assyriaca over the region.

Eisenbrauns, 2003), 101. 30 Dalley sees Hezekian Judah as “a wealthy [nation] which had found ingenious ways to enrich itself” (Dalley, “Recent Evidence,” 393). 31 Avraham Faust and Ehud Weiss, “Judah, Philistia, and the Mediterranean World: Reconstructing the Economic System of the Seventh Century BCE,” BASOR 338 (May 2005): 71–92. 32 John S. , “Hezekiah’s Tribute, Long-Distance Trade, and the Wealth of Nations ca. 1000–600 BCE: A New Perspective” in Confronting the Past: Archaeological and Historical Essays on Ancient Israel in Honor of William G.

Hayes and Stuart A. ” 63 The similarities of Deuteronomy to Neo-Assyrian treaties has long been noted. , Eckart Otto, Das Deuteronomium: Politische Theologie und Rechtsreform in Juda und Assyrien (BZAW 284; Berlin: De Gruyter, 1999). 64 Judean weights have also been found all across Palestine, Philistia, and the Transjordanian states, leading Ephraim Stern to conclude that “during this period the Judaean weight served as the basic unit of measure for trade transactions among all these nations, as well as trade with Egypt” (Stern, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 191).

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