By Høyland Lavik, M.
This quantity sheds new mild on an outdated and by some means perplexing textual content, Isaiah 18. even supposing nearly all of students through the years has appeared this bankruptcy tough to completely comprehend, the writer of this quantity demonstrates how Isa 18 may be noticeable as a coherent complete by way of displaying itself to be an instance of Hebrew rhetoric.
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Altogether, there are 6 strophes of Isa 18. The strophes of the text do not fuse with the verse divisions. The text is divided into stanzas and strophes the following way: Stanzas Strophes Verses I II III 1 2–5 6 vv. 1–2 vv. 3–6 v. 7 The analysis below is pursued verse by verse in order to make the reading easy. External delimitation How does Isa 18:1–7 relate to the broader context of chapters 13–23? First, chapter 18 is an example of a nations text as it mentions the remote Cush. The collection of prophecies concerning the nations (Isa 13–23) is characterised by mentioning foreign entities by name.
Many of the problems have not been resolved despite much careful study pursued by commentators. Even on a thematic level, there are several suggestions to what the text is all about. Isa 18 is also diﬃcult to translate as it contains some hapax legomena. In its beginning and ending (18:1–2 and 7), there is a rather detailed description of the foreign nation Cush, and this has lead scholars to read the text as an oracle of judgement against this nation. The text itself, however, does not explicitly reveal the name of the nation that will be judged (18:5–6).
However, my project is not to reconstruct historical events the text might refer to, rather my emphasis lies on textual design, literary motifs and themes, and how these function to create a persuasive rhetoric. 52 Cf. S. Childs, Isaiah and the Assyrian Crisis (1967) 45: “This oracle is one of the most perplexing in the whole Isaianic collection. M. Wolf, Interpreting Isaiah (1985) 121: “Although the prophecy is a short one, it probably ranks as the most obscure chapter in this entire section”, W.