By David Orton
Many of the aspects and enigmas of Hebrew prophecy have occupied many biblical students over fresh many years, and the development of the research is documented through this choice of articles that experience seemed in "Vetus Testamentum".
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The 'gathering' of the שארית לשךאל, occurring at the beginning of the oracle, would then refer to the gathering 1 ) As already argued by T H . C. V R I E Z E N , De literatuur van Oud-Israël, p. 171. Α. W E I S E R , Das Buch der χιwolf kleinen Propheten I 3 [Das Alte Testament Deutsch], Göttingen 1959, p. 253. 3 ) Cp. BHK 3 . 8 ) ףReading דבנרו. from exile. But this is not necessarily so. S E L L I N 1 ) thought that it refers to the refugees from the rural districts, who fled to the walled city of Jerusalem after the hostile invasion and gathered together there like sheep in a fold.
In a structure quite parallel to Jacob's prayer David makes his case: a) statement of dependence (vv. 18-20). b) doxology which asserts the promise (vv. 21-24). c) petition which asks Yahweh to honor his vow, for David has no other claim (vv. 25-29). d) concluding affirmation (v. 28). The entire David tradition and certainly this prayer understand clearly the role of the David establishment in history, a) He has no legitimate claim. David like Jacob is a usurper, b) The security of David is not in his usurpation but in the incredible action of Yahweh.
2 ) This is less so in the great German commentators ( M A R T I , D U M M ) but quite apparent in the English commentaries. Thus for example, G. A. S M I T H , The Book of the Twelve Prophets I, p. " Similarly, R. S. C R I P P S , A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Amos, p. 220, says, "These verses seem to indicate a tender (and truly lovable) personality such as we associate especially with that other great prophet of doom, Jermiah . " The RSV revision of KJV seem also to move in this direction as "he is small" now is rendered " H e is so smalll" Every attempt to treat the personality of the prophet as the primary datum moves in this direction.