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Bibil Identifier bibil:225546
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What Is Cush Doing in Amos 9:7? The Poetics of Exodus in the Plural
Author Strawn, Brent A.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 99-123 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Most scholars believe that Cush is mentioned in Amos 9:7 because it is a remote place, and that Cush’s geographical distance is thus the point of its comparison with Israel in this verse. The present essay argues instead that the verse displays a complex poetic structure (comparable to, but not identical with, aspects of staircase parallelism, synonymous-sequential parallelism, and sorites) which connects Cush to the exodus activities of Yahweh mentioned later in the verse. A Cushite “migration” that is akin to those of Israel, the Philistines, and Aram, can be found in the 25th Dynasty, which is contemporaneous with the horizon of the prophet Amos and his book.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341095
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Contextual Interpretation
Pericopes Amos 9,7
Terms כּוּשׁ כושׁ
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