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By Paul M. Cook

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Whereas many reports on Isaiah have an interest within the formation of the ebook, particularly few have addressed the improvement of the oracles touching on international international locations. Like many different prophetic books, the e-book of Isaiah includes a component of international countries oracles (Isaiah 13-23), yet inside of this assortment is a smaller grouping of literary fabric that offers with the countries of Cush (Ethiopia) and Egypt (Isaiah 18-20). This booklet considers the formation of this smaller team approximately Cush and Egypt in the literary context of the expansion of the bigger assortment and the advance of those person chapters. This e-book additionally contributes a clean method of the formation of overseas countries oracles in Isa 13-23

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M. Beuken, Jesaja 13–27 (HTKAT; Freiburg: Herder, 2007), 179–80. 37 Sweeney, Isaiah 1–39, 273. For further discussion of Sweeney’s proposed seventh-century ‘Josianic’ redaction of the nations oracles, see his King Josiah of Judah, 244–8. introduction and survey of research 15 rial within these chapters. However, this structural function of the ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬superscriptions and their role in the identification of a supposed ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬genre are matters that remain to be demonstrated, rather than simply assumed, since several factors speak against them.

A more plausible basis for 20:1–6 functioning 39 40 Liebreich, “Compilation,” JQR 46 (1955–56): 260–1. Liebreich, “Compilation,” JQR 46 (1955–56): 265–6. 41 Liebreich’s evidence for dividing Isa 13–27 into two groups of ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬oracles is similarly arbitrary. For example, Liebreich has does not show why Isa 24–27, which is not introduced by ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬, should be included along with the second group of oracles. The inclusion of these chapters implies that they are to be understood as part of the ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬oracle beginning at 23:1.

See McKane, ant of ‫אתי‬ “‫ משׂא‬in Jeremiah 23:33–40,” 51; idem, Jeremiah, 1:602. 15 Weis, “Definition of the Genre Maśśāʾ ”; idem, “Oracle, Old Testament,” ABD 5:28–9. 16 In Weis’s view, the general absence of common features among ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬texts requires that the definition of the genre must be established primarily by its function rather than its form. 17 Although Weis has offered a comprehensive survey of the ‫ַמ ָשּׂא‬ texts, his central methodological focus is on the ‫ ַמ ָשּׂא‬texts in their final form, whereas the present study is primarily concerned with the diachronic development of Isa 13–23.

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