Child theme in Isaiah 6-12

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at
Thu Feb 8 23:14:20 EST 2001

>I'm not sure I understand you here. But do you mean that "vaticinium ex
>eventu" is just a matter of the reader's perceptions? On that definition,
>the Isaiah passage is "vaticinium ex eventu" to you but not to me, no
>argument. But scholarship needs something rather less subjective to work

Whether tradition be based on events which actually happened or not is
irrelevant for the tradition to be used as reality in ex eventu prophecy.
All that is necessary is that there is an agreement between reader and
writer as to what "historical" reality is.


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