Isaiah 1-12: A Continental Commentary

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Yahweh’s Outstretched Hand

Literature

H. Donner, “Israel unter den Völkem,” VTSup 11 (1964), esp. pp. 64–75. A. M. Honeyman, “An Unnoticed Euphemism in Isaiah IX 19–20?” FT 1 (1951)221223.

Concerning “message”: O. Grether, Name und Wort Gottes im Alten Testament, BZAW 64 (1934). L. Dürr, Die Wertung des göttlichen Wortes im Alten Testament und im antiken Orient, MVAAG 42/1 (1938). K. Koch, “Wort und Einheit des Schöpfergottes in Memphis und Jerusalem,” ZTK 62 (1965) 251293.

Concerning

(return): H. W. Wolff, “Das Thema ‘Umkehr’ in der alttestamentlichen Prophetie,” ZTK 48 (1951) 129–148 = GesStud TBü 22 130150. W. L. Holladay, The Root Sûbh in the Old Testament (1958).

[Literature update through 1979 (on 9:7–20): M. Wallenstein, “An Unnoticed Euphemism in Isaiah IX 19–20?” VT 2 (1952) 179–180. H. Wohlmann, “‘The Bricks Are Fallen, But We Will Build with Hewn Stones; …,’” BetM 1 (1956) 37–43. J. L. Crenshaw, “A Liturgy of Wasted Opportunity (Am 4,6–12; Isa 9,7—10,4; 5:25–29),” Semitics 1 (1970) 27–37. M. H. Goshen-Gottstein, “Hebrew Syntax and the History of the Bible Text,” Textus 8 (1973) 100–106.]


Text

9:7 ‘Yahweh’b sent a message3 against Jacob,
and it fell down upon Israel.

8 And the whole nation learned of it,a
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria.
b’Yet they boasted about themselves’b in arrogance,
and they spoke with a haughty disposition:

9 “Brick walls are fallen down, we will rebuild with squared stones;
sycamore rafters are smashed, we will install cedarwood in their
place.”3

10 Then Yahweh allowed ‘its oppressors’ [Rezin]a to come upb
and spurred on its enemies against it:c

11 Aram from the easta and Philistia from the west,a
and they devoured Israel with a full mouth.
In all this his wrath did not turn away,
and his hand is still stretched out.

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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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