By Mathews McGinnis, C. (ed.), Tull, P.K. (ed.)
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The Hebrew text’s dark monotony of chastisement has been interrupted by two pivotal words: NFUB@ UBV_UB. The translator has anticipated the new things of Second Isaiah and rushed forward this dénouement into a chapter where the Hebrew text had no space for it. Softening Violent Judgments At 3:17, the Isaianic jeremiad against the Daughters of Zion approaches its shrill zenith. As the text predicts the Lord’s scabbing of the heads of Zion’s daughters and the uncovering of their sexual “sockets,”25 it appears that the translator can only look away, an averting of the eyes that is also practiced by Targum Jonathan.
Childs, Struggle to Understand Isaiah, 173. 24 “AS THOSE WHO ARE TAUGHT” in the Christian canon. 90 The conﬂicts that resulted between understandings of Isaiah that were historically oriented and those that were fundamentally christological created interpretive debates among Christians as well as between Christians and Jews. When on the one hand the events of the prophet’s own day could be viewed as typologically meaningful, and yet on the other hand the “literal” meaning of any given prophecy could be stretched beyond the prophet’s own intention to point to the New Testament, a wide range of interpretations of each passage of Isaiah could hold claims to validity in Christian circles.
24. e. ” 25. It is possible to propose less jarring meanings for LH, for example, “forehead,” as proposed by G. R. Driver on the basis of Akkadian pūtu (“Linguistic and Textual Problems: Isa i–xxxix,” JTS 38 : 36–50). Driver is followed by many commentators. Childs accepts Driver’s conjecture but adds “clearly a euphemism,” which would return the reference to the sexual sphere (B. S. Childs, Isaiah [Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001], 217). ” 26. ” 39 PH to DH, a word that does indeed produce variations of UBQFJOPV_O.
As Those Who Are Taught (Sbl - Symposium) by Mathews McGinnis, C. (ed.), Tull, P.K. (ed.)