Messengers in Isaiah and the twelve: Implications for reading prophetic books

Conrad, Edgar W. (2000) Messengers in Isaiah and the twelve: Implications for reading prophetic books. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 25 91: 83-97.


Author Conrad, Edgar W.
Title Messengers in Isaiah and the twelve: Implications for reading prophetic books
Journal name Journal for the Study of the Old Testament   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0309-0892
1476-6728
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 25
Issue 91
Start page 83
End page 97
Total pages 15
Editor David J. A. Clines
Philip R. Davies
Place of publication Sheffield, U.K.
Publisher Sheffield Academic Press
Collection year 2000
Subject C1
440204 Christian Theology (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
750400 Religion and Ethics
Formatted abstract
In this article I build on my previous research in which I read the book of Isaiah and the book of the Twelve intertextually. Messengers of Yahweh in both books appear in sections concerned with Persian times (Isa. 40-66 and Haggai-Zechariah-Malachi) and are associated with laying the foundations of the Temple. However, while in Isaiah laying the foundations at the time of Cyrus is viewed as a future prospect, in the Twelve it is portrayed at the time of Darius as something already accomplished. Accompanying this difference is the portrayal of messengers in Isaiah as deaf and blind, while in the Twelve they are associated with seeing and hearing. This article also strengthens an earlier thesis by Naomi Cohen that messengers in these passages in Isaiah and the Twelve blur the distinction between 'heavenly' and mortal' beings.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
 
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