[b-hebrew] Isaiah 7
peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun Apr 10 10:37:50 EDT 2005
On 09/04/2005 15:01, George F Somsel wrote:
>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.
What it presumes is that these are predictive prophecies of both exile
and return. For those who presuppose that such prophecies are
impossible, of course there has to be a separate second Isaiah. But for
those like Karl and myself who do not rule out such prophecies, there is
no evidence here for a separate second Isaiah. For me, the issue is
uncertain, but cannot be decided by your simplistic arguments.
Stylistic arguments may take us further, but even these are dangerous.
The latter part of the book may have been written by Isaiah decades
after he wrote the first part. I know the style of my writing has
changed over decades, and so could Isaiah's style.
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