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

UUC unikom at paco.net
Fri May 21 11:41:49 EDT 2004


Dear Liz,

We have predictions in Is52, and then a person appears executed. He didn't
fulfill the prophet's expectations.


Best regards,

Vadim


> Why do you say the predictions of the previous chapters were unfulfilled?
> Liz
> 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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