Isaiah 45

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Fri Feb 2 13:59:03 EST 2001


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Jonathan D. Safren
Chairman
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
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Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 8:45 PM
Subject: Re[2]: Isaiah 45


>
> Folks:
>
> The discussion of Isaiah 45 and the mention of Cyrus as 'messiah' ran a
few
> bells in my head.  I find it ironic that one of the greatest monotheists
in
> the Hebrew Bible, often hailed as the highpoint of First Testament
theology by
> many, would invoke such a 'free' hermeneutic that would allow him to
interpret a
> Marduk worshipper as the heir to the Davidic line/office.  There seems to
be an
> ironic dimension here.  I am interested in looking at some of the
hermeneutics
> involved in this ironic form of monotheism, but have noted that finding
articles
> and essays that bear directly on it are hard to find using the usual
scholarly
> search engines (OT Abstracts, etc).  I am assuming the issues have been
> addressed, but in articles or essays or books that may not come up with
those
> key word searches.  Anyone that has any favorite articles addressing
Isaiah 45
> and Cyrus and would like to contribute that to my current search would be
> appreciated.
>
> - Gary D. Salyer
>
>




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