Isaiah's kingship polemic : an exegetical study in Isaiah 24-27 /

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Author / Creator:Barker, William D., author.
Imprint:Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2014]
©2014
Description:xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe, 1611-4914 ; 70
Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe ; 70.
Subject:Bible. -- Isaiah, XXIV-XXVII -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- Isaiah -- History of contemporary events.
Bible. -- Isaiah -- Criticism, Textual.
Bible. -- Isaiah.
Jews -- Kings and rulers.
History of contemporary events.
Jews -- Kings and rulers.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10138625
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ISBN:9783161533471
316153347X
Notes:Revised thesis (Ph. D.)--Cambridge University, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. A Consensus without Sufficient Conclusions: Isaiah 24-27 in Recent Research
  • A. Unity
  • B. Historical Background and Date of Composition
  • C. Genre
  • D. A New Consensus for Interpreting Isaiah 24-27
  • E. Unresolved Issues
  • F. Previous Investigations Concerning Ugaritic Backgrounds to Isaiah 24-27
  • G. The Need for Further Research
  • Chapter 2. The Ba'al Myth in its Ugaritic Context
  • A. The Ba'al Myth as Royal Legitimation
  • B. Seasonal Interpretations of the Ba'al Myth
  • C. Cosmogonie Interpretations of the Ba'al Myth
  • D. The Ba'al Myth as Theodicy
  • E. Conclusions about Interpreting the Ba'al Myth in its Ugaritic Context
  • Chapter 3. &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; and Ancient Near Eastern Underwood Deities
  • A. &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; in the Hebrew Bible
  • 1. Personified or Demythologised &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT;
  • 2. Occurrences of &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; as a Locale
  • 3. Conclusions about Personified or Demythologised &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT;
  • B. Mesopotamian Underworld Deities
  • 1. Nergal (or Erra)
  • 2. Ereshkigal
  • 3. Mutu
  • 4. Mesopotamian Underworld Deities and the Biblical &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT;
  • 5. Mesopotamian Underworld Deities and &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; in Isaiah 25:6-8
  • C. Egyptian Underworld Deities
  • 1. Osiris
  • 2. Anubis
  • 3. Ammut
  • 4. Egyptian Underworld Deities and the Biblical &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT;
  • 5. Egyptian Underworld Deities and &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; in Isaiah 25:6-8
  • D. The Ugaritic Underworld Deity
  • 1. The Epithets of Mot
  • 2. Mot and the Underworld
  • 3. Mot in Relation to the Ugaritic Pantheon
  • 4. Mot in Conflict with Ba'al and Others
  • 5. The Ugaritic Underworld Deity, the Biblical &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • E. Conclusions about &cgpG;&cgpObdia;&cgpSbT; and Ancient Near Eastern Underworld Deities
  • Chapter 4. Isaiah 25:6-8 and Banqueting Traditions in the Ancient Near East
  • A. Isaiah 25:6-8
  • 1. Isaiah 25:6-8 in the Context of Isaiah 24-27
  • 2. Literary Features of Isaiah 25:6-8
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration
  • Lexical Rarities
  • Purposes of the Literary Features of Isaiah 25:6-8
  • 3. The Mountain Setting of the Banquet in Isaiah 25:6-8
  • 4. The Menu: A Banquet of Succulent Food
  • 5. The Menu: A Banquet of Excellent Wine
  • Wine Production in Ancient Israel and the &cpgC;&cgpL;&cgpDbdot;&cgpGbT;&cgpR;
  • The Meaning of &cpgC;&cgpL;&cgpDbdot;&cgpGbT;&cgpR; in Isaiah 25:6
  • The &cpgC;&cgpL;&cgpDbdot;&cgpGbT;&cgpR; &cgpA;&cgpGcdot;&cgpR;&cgpSbdot; in Isaiah 25:6
  • 6. The Enigmatic Coverings and the Swallowing of Death
  • 7. Comforting All Peoples: The Twofold Removal of Tears and Reproach
  • 8. Conclusions Regarding Isaiah 25:6-8
  • B. Comparing Ancient Near Eastern Banqueting Practices with Isaiah 25:6-8
  • 1. Mesopotamian Banqueting Traditions
  • 2. Egyptian Banqueting Traditions
  • 3. Ugaritic Banqueting Traditions
  • The Ugaritic Banquet Theme and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • The Formula of Preparation and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • The Formula of Feasting and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • The Formula of Feasting and Isaiah 25:7c
  • Conclusions about the Formula of Feasting in Isaiah 25:7c
  • 4. General Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. The Ugaritic Marzeah and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • A. Defining the Marzeah in Ugarit
  • 1. Texts Referencing mrzhimrz'
  • 2. Common Features of the Marzeah in the Ugaritic Texts
  • 3. Some Additional Texts Possibly Involving the Marzeah
  • KTU 1.3 i 2-26
  • KTU 1.15
  • KTU 1.17
  • KTU 1.20 and 1.22
  • KTU 1.108
  • KTU 1.161
  • Conclusions About the Texts Involving the Marzeah
  • B. The Debated Funerary Nature of the Marzeah
  • 1. The Rpum and the Marzeah
  • 2. Conclusions on the Funerary Aspect of the Marzeah
  • C. The Marzeah Tradition in Isaiah 24-27
  • 1. Archaeology and the, Marzeah in Israel
  • 2. The Marzeah in Isaiah 25:6-8
  • The Marzeah as a Feasting and Drinking Institution
  • Meeting in a Private Home (or Temple in the Case of a Deity)
  • A Formal Leader and Divine Patron
  • A Limited Social Group
  • Funerary Occasion Considerations
  • LXX Amos 6, LXX Isaiah 25:6-8 and the Marzeah
  • 3. 3Conclusions about the Marzeah and Isaiah 25:6-8
  • 4. The Marzeah and Isaiah 25:9-12
  • 5. The Marzeah in Moab
  • 6. The Marzeah and Isaiah 27:2-6
  • D. Conclusions
  • Chapter 6. Leviathan Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Isaiah 27:1
  • A. Dragons and Serpents in Mesopotamia
  • 1. The Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • The Identity of the Dragon in the Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • The Identity of the Warrior in the Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • The Slain Heroes and the Seven-headed Beast of the Ningirsu Myths
  • The Identity of the Two Auxiliary Figures in the Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • Conclusions about the Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • 2. Ti¿pak, Nergal and Serpents of the Ocean
  • 3. Tiamat and Her Monstrous Hordes
  • 4. Syncretism with Leviathan in Hellenised and Talmudic Mesopotamia
  • 5. Conclusions about Leviathan in Mesopotamia
  • B. Mehen and Apophis (or 'Apep) in Egypt
  • 1. Mehen and Apophis in the Pyramid Texts
  • 2. Mehen and Apophis in the Coffin Texts
  • 3. Mehen and Apophis in the New Kingdom
  • 4. Mehen and Apophis after the New Kingdom
  • 5. Conclusions about Mehen and Apophis
  • C. Litan in Ugarit
  • 1. Parallels between KTU 1.5 i 1-3 and Isaiah 27:1
  • 2. Differences between KTU 1.5i 1-3 and Isaiah 27:1
  • 3. Conclusions about Isaiah 27:1 and KTU 1.5 i 1-3
  • 4. More on the Translation of KTU 1.5 i 1-8
  • Ktmhs. ltn. btn. brh (KTU 1.5 i 1)
  • Tkly. btn. 'qltn. [-] (KTU 1.5 i 2)
  • ¿ly t. d. ¿b 't. r ¿m (KTU 1.5 i 3)
  • The Meaning of ¿lyt.
  • The Referent of My slyt in KTU 1.5 i 3
  • Ttkh. ttrp. ¿mm. krs(KTU 1.5 i 4)
  • Litan, Mehen and Apophis
  • Litan, Job 3:8 and lob 26:13
  • KTU 1.5 i 4 in the Light of Egypt, Job 3:8 and Job 26:13
  • 5. KTU 1.5 i 5-8
  • 6. Litan and the Tell Asmar Cylinder Seal
  • 7. Conclusions about Litan in Ugarit
  • D. Isaiah's Leviathan in the Light of the Ancient Near East
  • Excursus: Cultural and Religious Influence Involving Egypt and Ugarit
  • A. Egypt and Ugarit in Diplomacy and Trade
  • B. Evidence of Egyptian Influence in the Ba'al-Mot Myth
  • C. Evidence of Ugaritic Influence in Plutarch's De Iside et Osiride
  • D. Conclusions about Ugaritic-Egyptian Influence
  • Chapter 7. Lexical Evidence of the Ugaritic Background to Isaiah 24-27
  • A. Ugaritic Word Pairs Occurring in Isaiah 24-27
  • B. Conclusions
  • Chapter 8. Additional Evidence of a Shared Tradition in KTU 1.1-1.6 and Isaiah 24-27
  • A. KTU 1.4 vii-viii and Isaiah 24:1-25:8
  • B. The Ugaritic Background to Isaiah 26:1-21
  • C. The Ugaritic Background to Isaiah 27:2-13
  • D. Isaiah 24-27 and Yamm in the Ba'al Myth
  • E. Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. Isaiah 28: Its Integration and Continuity with Isaiah 24-27
  • A. Lexical Evidence
  • B. The Deir 'Alla Inscriptions and Isaiah 28:20
  • C. The Covenant with Death
  • D. Isaiah 28 and the Marzeah
  • E. Conclusions
  • Chapter 10. Isaiah 24-27: Isaiah's Kingship Polemic
  • A. Summary
  • B. The Process of Influence and the Question of Dating the Chapters
  • C. Implications
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Sources
  • Index of Names
  • Index of Subjects