Isaiah 45

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at
Sat Feb 3 10:29:02 EST 2001

Try accessing RAMBI per my instructions in a previous posting today. It wil
give you any articles on the subject from 1985 9n. For earlier articles you
need either the hard copy volumes of RAMBI or Elenchus Bibliographicus
Good luck!
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
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To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
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
> bells in my head.  I find it ironic that one of the greatest monotheists
> 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
> involved in this ironic form of monotheism, but have noted that finding
> and essays that bear directly on it are hard to find using the usual
> 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
> 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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