Introduction to the Book of Isaiah; With an Appendix Containing the Undoubted Portions of the Two Chief Prophetic Writers in a Translation

Introduction to the Book of Isaiah; With an Appendix Containing the Undoubted Portions of the Two Chief Prophetic Writers in a Translation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...Smith, Prophets, p. 427. 2 See RT, where dm fish is read. 3 Another view is given in BW, derived from Robertson Smith, Rel. of Sem.2, p. 372. 4 See p. 53, on x. 16-23. down to Egypt" without the true prophetic sanction, but gives a fuller account of the evil consequences of this irreligious act. In xxx. 7 we heard that the help of Egypt should be in vain; in xxxi. 3, 4 we are informed that the "evil-doers " in Judah and their Egyptian allies shall both come to ruin, and that not merely Assyria but Yahwe himself shall attack Jerusalem.1 Thus far all seems clear, and in accordance with xxix. i-4a, 6. That the figure of the lion growling over its prey, applied in v. 29 to Assyria, is here applied to Yahwe, need not surprise us (x. 5). But at v. 5 the scene is abruptly shifted. "Like flying birds (?), Yahwe will protect his city. Repent then, ye Israelites. For ye know that in that day men's idols will be useless. Yea, Assyria will fall by no human warrior's sword, or panicstricken will take to flight. Thus saith the God who hath a fire in Zion." This may not be very consecutive, but so much at least is clear--that it accords with a passage which we have recognised as a later addition to the "woe" upon Ariel, viz. xxix. 7, 8. To the self-confident politicians it can have had no meaning; or if it had, the meaning can only have served to lull them to sleep. On looking closer at the passage (w. 5-9), we see first, that it is composite, and next, that it is altogether late. In v. s how evidently inappropriate is the figure!" Like flying (or fluttering) birds" should, one sees, be followed by "so shall the inhabitants of Jerusalem fly (or, flutter in anxiety)"; cf. xvi. 2. Probably the figure is due...show more

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