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Bibil Identifier bibil:152348
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Creation of Darkness and Evil (Isaiah 45:6c-7)
Author Nilsen, Tina Dykesteen
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 115, Issue: 1)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 5-25 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The oracle which names Cyrus as the messiah contains a passage which declares that Yhwh is the eone who makes not only light and peace, but also creates darkness and evil (Isa 45:6c-7). This article looks at how this unique statement has been interpreted by commentators, and then proposes how it ought to be understood on the basis of a new analysis of the verse. This analysis explores how the words of the passage are used elsewhere in Isaiah 40-55, and takes into consideration the socio-historical situation and the religious environment of the prophet's addressees. Thee prophet emerges as arguing against adherents to Babylonian religion; Iranian dualism, however, is not on his mind.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Evil
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exile
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Pericopes Isaiah 45,6-45,7
Terms רעה רע
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