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Bibil Identifier bibil:211988
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Re-Excavating Shebna's Tomb: A New Reading of Isa 22,15–19 in Its Ancient Near Eastern Context
Author Hays, Christopher B.
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 122, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 558-575 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des images.
Abstract The interpretation of Isa 22,15–19 has been hampered by a widespread refusal to take its accusation seriously. New interpretation reveals in Isaiah's oracle the coherence of a unified prophetic utterance, one that is focused throughout on Shebna's tomb itself. The oracle is delivered there and refers to its builder, its architecture, its provisions, and (by association) its cultic practices. The oracle's dominant image is one of disinterment, or »anti-burial«. The paper also connects Egyptianizing elements in the text, and in Iron Age tombs at Silwan, with Isaiah's anti-Egyptian political bent. In addition, it re-examines a number of the Hebrew terms employed in the passage, and argues that they have been misunderstood.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.039
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Burial (Places and Customs)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Archaeology : Themes : Burial Places
Pericopes Isaiah 22,15-22,19
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