[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: in his death?

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Wed May 19 20:21:46 EDT 2004

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From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 5:02 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: in his death?

> Dear Jack, Harold, Peter, Vadim, etc.
> These events are to be treated as descriptive of events
> that took place in the Persian period, the time of Second
> Isaiah. Any other interpretation violates all common sense
> imo. Prophets deal with the events and concerns of their
> own times. They do not deal with events happening 700 or
> 500 years in the future.

I agree with this, Liz.  Burial practices in the 2nd Temple period may not
have been prophecied by deutero-Isaiah but may have been influenced by
Isaiah...sort of prophecy historicized by sages who believed Isaiah was
predicting events hundreds of years later.  Isaiah appears to be the prophet
of choice in the New Testament.


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