Studies in Isaiah 24-27

The Isaiah Workshop - De Jesaja Werkplaats


Editors: Bosman and Harm van Grol
The Isaiah ‘Apocalypse’, Isaiah 24-27, is an enigmatic text. Linguistic structure and literary composition can not be discerned easily. The contributions to this volume, the result of studies and discussions which have taken place in the Dutch Isaiah Workshop, treat various aspects of this problem.
The overall structure of the ‘Apocalypse’ is investigated from three rather new points of view, that of text syntax, verse structure and traditional, e.g. Massoretic, segmentation. Other studies of this volume deal with difficult passages and interesting themes. Attention is also given to the most persistent interpretative problem: what is the cohesion of the text as far as time, place and action or actants are concerned?
An annotated translation and a select bibliography complete this stimulating volume.

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Hendrik Jan Bosman is research assistant at the Werkgroep Informatica, Free University, Amsterdam. He is currently preparing a dissertation on computer-aided text syntax of Biblical Hebrew, especially in non-narrative texts. Harm van Grol, Ph.D. (1986), Catholic Theological University Amsterdam, is Senior Lecturer of Old Testament at the Catholic Theological University at Utrecht. His publications concern Hebrew Poetry (Versification) and Ezra-Nehemiah (Intertextuality).
Researchers in the fields of textual criticism, structural analysis of Hebrew poetry, Old Testament exegesis, and the history of biblical interpretation.