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Prophetic symbolism is likely one of the key issues of this quantity. On Isaiah, John F.A. Sawyer reveals radical pictures of Yahweh, Kenneth T. Aitken seems to be on the metamorphosis of the most important motif of listening to, seeing and knowing, Michael L. Barre examines lions and birds in 31.4-5, and Marvin A. Sweeney re-examines vmes(tm)s in 8.6. The imagery of Ezekiel is explored by way of Leslie C. Allen (the 'Death Valley' imaginative and prescient) and M.G. Swanepoel (Ezekiel sixteen and feminine pictures of Israel), and Alan Cooper and Athalya Brenner write at the publication of Jonah. essays of extra common scope take care of the hunt for team spirit in Isaiah (David Carr) and the redactional form of Nahum 1 (James Nogalski). an enticing and stimulating quantity which displays the liveliness of present examine at the prophetic literature.

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The onl y other exampl e o f a construct for m followe d by a direct objec t pronou n appear s i n Jer. 22 , m esarete 'oti, 'those who minister t o me', but this reading is problematic an d frequently is emended (cf . BBS note; Rudolph 1968: 218 ; Holladay 1989: 227) . Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar attempts a different approac h by identifying this phrase as an example of the use of the construct state before 44 Among the Prophets the preposition 'et, 'with ' (1983 : §130a), but such a construction doe s not appear elsewhere in the Hebrew Bible.

22, where it is used of Israel defiling their idols. 2. Withi n chs . 13 , referring t o the divine assembly. 17 ; cf . T O DIT , v . 2), th e future kin g an d prince s wil l b e a shelte r fro m th e stor m (D~I T ~ino) , and wil l be lik e life-givin g waters (ova , v . 2). Henc e th e reversa l o f the motif i n 32. 3 goe s togethe r wit h a reversal in th e corrupt charac ter o f Israel' s leaders , an d a reversal i n th e prospects fo r th e securit y of th e people . 17b-18 . 2 1 Zion's securit y is described throug h the metaphorica l expressio n tha t no galle y shi p (^ / / C^UT^N ) woul d pas s ove r (nai ?

6- 8 with the second-person pronou n applied t o Emmanuel a t the end o f v. 8. 48 Among the Prophets The Vulgat e read s pr o e o quod abiecit populus iste aquas Siloae quae vadunt cum silentio et adsumpsit magis Rasin etfilium Romeliae (Weber 1975 : 1104) , 'i n vie w o f th e fac t tha t thi s peopl e lef t th e waters of Shiloah which run silently and stood by Resin and the son of Remaliah instead'. Like LXX , the use of adsumpsit magis, 'stoo d by... instead', indicate s the translator' s attemp t to render a verba l expres sion based o n um esos, but i t give s n o clu e a s t o ho w th e translato r would have conceived the conjugation of this expression.

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