Isaiah 1:2−3 and Isaiah 6: Isaiah ‘a prophet like Moses’ (Dt 18:18)

Show simple item record Groenewald, Alphonso, 1969- 2013-04-18T10:53:10Z 2013-04-18T10:53:10Z 2012-12-05
dc.description.abstract The book of Isaiah is complex when one considers the reconstruction of the processes of its formation and transmission. If these complexities are examined more closely, it is apparent that there is a multiplicity of dimensions to the book. In order to discover the distinctive and unique characteristics of the book of Isaiah, we are forced to see the book within the wider context of other Hebrew literature. In this article, I examine one specific aspect of this book, namely some of the parallels that exist between the figure of Moses and its eponymous prophet. The deuteronomic depiction of Moses as the first prophet amidst the wilderness generation provided a major thematic force inspiring the redactors of the Book of Isaiah in their presentation of the prophet Isaiah. We get to know Isaiah as a prophet who, in his own historical context, continues the teachings of Moses, which enhances his authority. His words (Is 1:2−3) contain references to words spoken by Moses in Deuteronomy (Dt 32), and his call (Is 6) echoes that of Moses. The Torah of Moses is thus continued in the words and teaching of Isaiah. en
dc.description.librarian am2013 en
dc.description.librarian mn2013
dc.description.sponsorship This article is dedicated to Prof. Pieter M. Venter who has just retired from the University of Pretoria as Head of the Department of Old Testament Studies. Since we started working together in one department, he has always been an inspiration as a scholar. en
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dc.format.extent 7 pages en
dc.format.medium PDF en
dc.identifier.citation Groenewald, A 2012, ‘Isaiah 1:2−3 and Isaiah 6: Isaiah “a prophet like Moses” (Dt 18:18)’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68(1), Art. #1311, 7 pages. 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1311 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1311
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dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Isaiah en
dc.subject Hebrew literature en
dc.subject Moses en
dc.subject.lcsh Isaiah (Biblical prophet) en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title Isaiah 1:2−3 and Isaiah 6: Isaiah ‘a prophet like Moses’ (Dt 18:18) en
dc.type Article en

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