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Oystein Lund provides a brand new method of texts in Isaiah 40-55 that care for methods and wilderness transformation. prior exegesis has ordinarily learn those texts in a literal manner. lately, exegetes have mentioned that the so-called 'exodus texts' should still otherwise be interpreted metaphorically. the writer helps this, and consequently seeks to proceed this discourse through systematizing, intensifying, and deepening the argumentation for a metaphorical analyzing. He argues that the majority of the way-texts in Isaiah 40-55 are interrelated, and progressively give a contribution to discover questions in regards to the way-situation of the folk. The way-theme seems within the prologue, and in 40:27 an issue process is validated while the folks is addressed: how are you going to say, O Jacob, and converse, O Israel, 'My approach is hidden from the LORD, and my correct passes by way of my God'? numerous next way-texts are regarding this article, and jointly those draw a coherent photo within which the difficult way-situation of the folk some time past and current is remodeled. JHWH establishes new ways that he leads his humans via their tough panorama. Oystein Lund argues that this kind of coherent studying of the way-texts provides solid which means, that's in line with the over all message of Isaiah 40-55.

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Throughout the whole monograph, the text is referred to as Isaiah 40– 55, and not as Deutero-Isaiah. This is due to the fact that the present writer is not too convinced about the existence of a prophet who could be referred to by this (or another) name. Another reason is that the monograph primarily works with the text, and not the possible writer or author behind it. Given the fact that the present monograph does not primarily focus on direct links between passages (allusions, repetitions etc), but is more preoccupied with describing the competence which a historical author and reader both possess when it comes to communicating, a precise dating of 88 Cf.

Isa 49:7–12 foreshadows, according to Haag, a literal journey home from the Babylonian exile – but even this passage has metaphorical elements that show that the journey to Zion is, at the same time, a journey to a full sharing of life with YHWH. This is, not least, connected with the fact that Zion, like Eden, is understood as the place of YHWH’s presence. Haag’s conclusion was that Isaiah 40–55 does not convey the expectation of a second Exodus but that the collection of texts rather speaks of two distinct effects: Eden will be re-created in the people’s life and a path shall be laid back to Eden.

Especially Isa 52:11f and 55:12f). 49 46 ZENGER, “Der Gott des Exodus” (1987). op. , 15. 48 Zenger’ argument will be presented in connection with the relevant passages and, particularly, in connection with Isa 40:3–5. 8. 47 16 Chapter 1: Introduction e) Hans M. Barstad In 1989 Hans M. 50 His main goal was to show that ‘Exodus’ as a motif is far from having the central place in Isaiah 40–55 that scholars have claimed earlier. Similarly to a number of his predecessors, he claimed that traditions connected to the departure of the people from Egypt are few in Isaiah 40–55 and that Isaiah 40–55 speaks only to a limited extent of a new Exodus from Babylon to Jerusalem.

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