Child theme in Isaiah 6-12

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Tue Feb 6 02:43:06 EST 2001


Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>
> >The Shear-Jashub prophecies of 10:20-23 must refer to a relatively
distant
> >future, a time when Israel will return after being struck down or exiled
> >(see also 11:10-12).
>
> Aren't all these prophecies vaticinio ex eventu, as the status quo
suggests,
> given 1 Enoch and Daniel?
>
That's what the messianic belief is all about, Ian, as I claimed in a
previous posting: the failure of biblical prophecy and the need felt to
re-interpret it in view of its failure.
Jonathan D. Safren
Chairman
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel






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