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Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings

by Davies, Philip, Clines, David J. A.

JSOT Press 1993

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Overview

Prophetic symbolism is one of the key topics of this volume. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer finds radical images of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken looks at the metamorphosis of the key motif of hearing, seeing and understanding, 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 by Leslie C. Allen (the "Death Valley" vision) and M. G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel 16 and female images of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write on the book of Jonah. Two essays of more general scope deal with the search for unity in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional shape of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). An attractive and stimulating volume which reflects the liveliness of current research on the prophetic literature.

Essays Included:

  • "Hearing and Seeing: Metamorphoses of a Motif in Isaiah 1-39," by K.T. Aitken
  • "On unfsos in Isaiah 8:6," by Marvin A. Sweeney
  • "Of Lions and Birds: A Note on Isaiah 31:4-5," by Michael L. Barré
  • "The Construction of the Subject and the Symbolic Order: A Reading of the Last Three Suffering Servant Songs," by Francis Landy
  • "Radical Images of Yahweh in Isaiah 63," by John F.A. Sawyer
  • "Ezekiel 27 and the Cosmic Ship," by John B. Geyer
  • "Structure, Tradition and Redaction in Ezekiel's Death Valley Vision," by Leslie C. Allen
  • "In Praise of Divine Caprice: The Significance of the Book of Jonah," by Alan Cooper
  • "Jonah: A Battle of Shifting Alliances," by Timothy L. Wilt
  • "Jonah's Poem out of and within its Context," by Athalya Brenner
  • “The Redactional Shaping of Nahum 1 for the Book of the Twelve," by James Nogalski

Product Details

  • Title: Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings
  • Editors: Philip R. Davies and David J. A. Clines
  • Series: Studies on the Prophets
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 225

About the Author

Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, UK.

David Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of Department in the University of Sheffield.