[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53 read within the book as a whole

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Fri May 21 09:08:22 EDT 2004

Dear Vadim,
Why do you say the predictions of the previous chapters were unfulfilled?
You wrote:
> Dear David,
> >To this I would insist we add that
> any ?final reading| must make sense within the book read as a 
> whole.< Actually, I suggest that Isaiah 53 was interpolated 
> by a hand attempting to imitate Isaiah' and Job's style to 
> explain why the prophecy of the previous
> chapter(s) was unfulfilled. So 53 doesn't fit semantically by 
> definition.

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