[b-hebrew] Isaiah 7
kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Apr 9 22:12:56 EDT 2005
That prof mentioned Cyrus, but he was speaking in the context of prophecies fulfilled during the Babylonian Exile and the return.
You mistranslated Isaiah 48:7, NBR)W is Niphal, referring to the new actions that God reported beforehand so that people could recognize that God had
truly spoken and that his profecies, which were so specific even to the point of naming names, are to be trusted. Read also the context.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George F Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>
> On Fri, 08 Apr 2005 12:37:03 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> > George:
> > One of my professors commented that had it not been for the
> > naming of Cyrus, there is no stylistic reason to assume two
> > authors. There is a shift in emphasis leading to a shift in
> > vocabulary used, but whoever the redactor was who combined the
> > two works under one name made a very good call because the
> > authors styles are almost identical. That professor not only
> > talked about a second Isaiah, but also a third.
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> You say that the mention of Cyrus is the only reason to assume that there
> are two authors. Then why does 2nd Isaiah depict the return of the
> captives as a second exodus in procession back to their homeland? Why
> does it state in Is 48.7 (playing upon the theme of the exodus and Sinai)
> (aT.fH NiB:R)W. W:Lo) M")fZ
> Now you are created and not of old.
> It would seem that this presumes an entirely different situation.
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