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world. However, are these texts genuine predictions predating the events to which they refer, or is another interpretation possible or even preferable? Whereas most scholars hold to the common explanation, some dissenting voices have been heard over the past few decades. 4 Following their lead, this

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child was expected to be a king himself and Simon was not a king. The American Jewish Version has "Wonderful in counsel is God the Mighty, the Everlasting Father, the Ruler of peace 1). This trans- lation avoids many difficulties of the others, but not all, since the Prophet's prediction that the mijräh

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:31-32; 37:23; 39:23-24, as opposed to 11:21; 16:63; and 20 43-44.) In the post-Fall prophecies, Ezekiel seeks to stress the positive aspects of his message and therefore concludes with predictions of restora- tion, rather than with grim reminders of the people’s unworthiness. C. Restoration Prophecies

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when the day of the punishment will come. That, of course, is a veiled prediction of the catastrophe of 722. The Hezekian editors made three greater interpolations. The first interpolation (xxxii 7-14) follows the report of the making of the idol during Moses' absence. God tells Moses that the stiff

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circumstances. Its novel element is to introduce into this discussion the theory of "cognitive dissonance", a theory used by social psychologists to analyse responses to the failure of prediction or expectation. It is frequently conceded by the author that the material avail- able in the texts for such analysis

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prediction with the sentence, "This whole land shall be a ruin and desolation'' (d). A delicate device in these lines marks the high artistry. Line c not only completes the idea of cessation of positive personal emotions and human occupation but it simultaneously provides the shift to the realm of nature

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sections are by the real Isaiah (eighth century) or belong to the Babylonian period 2). We shall confine ourselves here to an examination of the pages immediately preceding and following our chapter. The prediction that Jerusalem will no more be invaded by the uncircumcised (Is. lii 1) is inconceivable in

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the nation, in accordance with the probable focus on Judah in Habakkuk as a whole. In sum, the new hypothesis about the first colon sees a prediction of the destruction of Ophel and, ultimately, of the nation. In this 13 Kathleen M. Kenyon, Jerusalem: Excavating 3000 Years of History (London and New

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to cast Manasseh as the most despicable villain in Israelite history. The choice was conscious, the literary consequences clear. Comparably, Jer. xxii 18-19 and xxxiv 4-5 make predictions about the deaths of two kings, Jehoiakim and Zedekiah, which were falsiŽ ed by the events. The text of Jeremiah

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, and they will be milnabbe)îm. Then a spirit of Yah?Teh will overwhelm you, so that (you will) bitnabbiti with them, being transformed into a different person. When these significant events happen to you, do whatever comes to hand, for God will be with you. The fulfillment of Samuel's prediction is

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