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

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3 (cf . 17-18 . Hence , th e relatio n between 'hear/see ' and 'know/understand ' underlying these passages is theological rathe r tha n didacti c i n character . I n thi s respec t i t con forms t o 'B ' for m o f th e motif . Lik e th e 'C ' motif , however , i t belongs withi n the context o f Israel's salvation . 9-16 , an d tha t onc e agai n i t form s par t o f th e large r trans formation fro m judgmen t t o salvation . 9-10 (cf . 9-13 through the removal o f the foreig n invade r from th e land.

They wil l rid themselves AlTKEN Hearing an d Seeing 3 1 of their idols and Yahweh wil l bless thei r land wit h fertility . Th e light of th e su n an d moon wil l b e increased i n the day whe n Yahweh heal s his people . These expressions o f the motif ar e also closel y connected . Th e first two centre o n 'seeing' . 7- 8 Israel 'look ' (n* n //nuti ) to Yahwe h as thei r Make r (infojj ) an d no t t o th e wor k o f it s thei r hand s (niBi? 22-24 Israe l 'see ' (n«-i ) the work of Yahweh's hand s (•>-r nfcttJfc) .

Ed. ) 1987 Th e Ol d Testament i n Syriac according t o th e Peshitta Version. Par t HI/1 . Isaiah (Leiden : Brill). Budde, K . 1926 'Je s 8 , 6b', ZAW 44 : 65-67 . Burrows, M. C. H. Brownlee 1950 Th e Dead Se a Scrolls o f S t Mark's Monastery. I . Th e Isaiah Manuscript and th e Habakkuk Commentary (Ne w Haven : America n School s o f Oriental Research) . SWEENEY O n um cs'6s in Isaiah 8. S. 3 1979 Introduction t o th e Ol d Testament a s Scripture (Philadelphia : Fortres s Press). E. 1980 Isaiah 1-39 (NCB ; Gran d Rapids : Eerdmans ; London : Marshall , Morga n & Scott).

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