In several places in Isaiah 56–66 a group of Israelites is accused of engaging in various forms of aberrant religious practice: the sacrifice of children, the eating of swine, participation in fertility rites, the practice of necromancy, offering sacrifice to deities known as Gad and Meni, and a host of other things. Who are these people? Certainly not the Zadokite priesthood, as Paul Hanson claimed in his The Dawn of Apocalyptic. More likely argues Schramm, they are simply traditional syncretistic Yahwists.
- Examines the composition, meaning, and interpretive challenges in Isaiah
- Discusses questions of authorship, historicity, and canonicity
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- Title: The Opponents of Third Isaiah: Reconstructing the Cultic History of the Restoration
- Author: Brooks Schramm
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 2009
- Pages: 216
About Brooks Schramm
Brooks Schramm is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.