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By Høyland Lavik, M.

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This quantity sheds new mild on an previous and one way or the other complicated textual content, Isaiah 18. even supposing the vast majority of students through the years has appeared this bankruptcy tough to completely comprehend, the writer of this quantity demonstrates how Isa 18 should be visible as a coherent complete via displaying itself to be an instance of Hebrew rhetoric.

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C. Reading Isa 18 as an historical record implies that elements outside the text serve as a basis for drawing conclusions about the textual meaning. 45 Second, in all four groups of commentators, one can thus find that there is a disparity between analyses and conclusions about the textual meaning. My impression is that conclusions about the textual meaning are drawn on the basis of insufficient exegetical discussion. This focus on events outside the text is probably due to (i) the strong position of historical critical methods in Old Testament studies, and to (ii) the fact that Isa 18 is a difficult text to translate, and that it at a first glance seem to be a collection of loosely connected scenes—difficult to perceive as related to one another.

P. Trible will here be singled out as a representative for the small group of scholars who combine the two approaches of rhetorical criticism presented above. Other examples of scholars using a synthetic method in their studies are B. H. C. Jones,89 and K. 90 Although Trible considers herself as belonging to the Muilenburg mode of rhetorical criticism, she differs from Muilenburg in various ways. 91 Second, although departing from Muilenburg’s accent on the aesthetics of the text, she goes beyond him by focusing on the text’s persuasiveness, too.

5–6 show a dramatic scene with YHWH at work in the vineyard, and the understanding of these two verses is by this reader regarded as vital for the interpretation of Isa 18 as a whole. The various scenes find their place when vv. 5 and 6 are interpreted as YHWH’s judgement of the Judeans, and not the Cushites or any other foreign nation. Let us briefly look at some signs to the text’s consistency. First, vv. 5–6 unfold a dramatic scene. The growth of the vine grapes from blossom to grapes just about ready to be harvested is described: ryxq ynplAyk “For, at harvest time,” jrpAμtk “when the bud has been completed,” hxn hyhy lmg rsbw “and [the] sour grape[s] [are] ripen.

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