Isaiah 1-12: A Continental Commentary

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Woes on the Callous
and Irresponsible

Literature

J. Fichtner, “Jahwes Plan in der Botschaft des Jesaja,” ZAW 63 (1951) 16–33 = GesStud(1965) 27–43. S. Speier, “Zu drei Jesajastellen (1:7; 5:24; 10:7),” TZ 21 (1965) 310–313. G. von Rad, “Das Werk Jahwes,” FS Th. C. Vriezen (1966) 290298. J. A. Emerton, “The Textual Problems of Isaiah V 14,” VT 17 (1967) 135142.

Concerning the woe-oracles: C. Westermann, Basic Forms of Prophetic Speech (1967) 189ff. E. Gerstenberger, “The Woe-Oracles of the Prophets,” JBL 81 (1962) 249–263. H. W. Wolff, Amos’geistige Heimat, WMANT 18 (1964) 1223. G Wanke, “

und ,” ZAW 78 (1966) 215–218. R. J. Clifford, “The Use of HÔY in the Prophets,” CBQ 28 (1966) 458–464.

[Literature update through 1979: A. Mirsky, “The Third Benediction of the ‘Amida and the Passage ‘The Lord of Hosts is Exalted’ (Is 5,16),” Tarb XXXVIII/3 (1969) 297–300. H. Bardtke, “Die Latifundien in Juda während der zweiten Hälfte des achten Jahrhunderts v. Chr.,” FS A. Dupont-Sommer (1971) 235–254 (concerning an understanding of Isa. 5:8–10). H. W. Hoffmann, Die Intention der Verkündigung Jesajas, BZAW 136 (1974) 105ff. P. W. van der Horst, “A Classical Parallel to Isaiah 5:8,” ExpTim 89 (1977/78) 119–120.

Concerning the woe-oracles: W. Janzen, Mourning Cry and Woe Oracle, BZAW 125 (1972). C. Hardmeier, Texttheorie und biblische Exegese. Zur rhetorischen Funktion der Trauermetaphorik in der Prophetie, BEvT 79 (1978).]


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5:8 Woe to those who join house to house,
who unite field with field,
until there is no morea room and you alone are
settled inb as full citizens in the midst of the land.

9 aTruly,’ Yahweh of Hosts ‘has made an oath’a in my hearing:
Indeed, many houses, large and beautiful,
will become deserted, to be withoutb inhabitant.

10 For ten yokea of a vineyard will not produce any more than a singleb
bath,
and a homer of seed-cornc will not produce any more than a
single
ephah.

11 Woe to those who hunt for intoxicating drinks earlya in the morn-
ing

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Table of contents

  • Other Continental Commentaries from Fortress Press ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Translator’s Preface ix
  • The Superscription 1
  • Sons of Yahweh without Understanding 8
  • Almost like Sodom 18
  • True and False Worship of God 33
  • Good Things or the Sword 53
  • Jerusalem in a Purifying Judgment 59
  • Decadent Cult 74
  • The Pilgrimage of the Peoples to Zion 81
  • A Day of Yahweh 97
  • A Threat of Anarchy 123
  • Lament for the People of God 137
  • Yah Wen’s Accusation 140
  • Against the Pride of the Daughters of Zion 145
  • Women in Need in the City Devastated by War 157
  • The Holy Remnant on Devastated Zion 162
  • The Song of the Vineyard 175
  • Woes on the Callous and Irresponsible 188
  • Yahweh’s Outstretched Hand 218
  • Theophany and Commissioning 246
  • Not Cowardice, but Faith! 279
  • Disaster and Salvation "On That Day" 319
  • Speedy Plunder—swift Pillage 330
  • Shiloah Waters and Euphrates Flood 340
  • The Plan of the Peoples 349
  • Yahweh, the True Conspirator 354
  • The Sealing of the Admonition 363
  • Oppressive Darkness 376
  • The Great Light 383
  • Assyria’s Arrogance 411
  • The Great Fire of God 427
  • The Return of the Remnant 434
  • No Fear of Assyria 439
  • The March against Jerusalem 446
  • Messiah and Kingdom of Peace 459
  • Homecoming and Salvation 486
  • The Song of Praise of the Redeemed 499
  • Manuscript Sigla 509
  • Hebrew Grammars Cited 510
  • Abbreviations 511
  • Index of Hebrew Words 516
  • Index of Biblical and Related References 518
  • Index of Names and Subjects 521
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