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Bibil Identifier bibil:229341
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Zechariah 1-8 as a Theological Explanation for the Failure of Prophecy in Haggai 2: 20-23
Author Kashow, Robert C.
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 385-403 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Two main interpretations of the failure of prophecy in Hag. 2:20–23 have been argued throughout the reception history of the passage, one historical and one theological. This essay argues that both readings have left questions unanswered, and that a more robust analysis is found by bringing Zechariah 1–8 into the conversation, where retrospective theological reflections are found on the matter. Such an approach is historical and theological, revealing how post-exilic Judah would have understood Haggai’s prophecy while it was delayed (i.e. while Zerubbabel was on the scene), and also how it was understood after Zerubbabel’s demise, at which point it was obvious that the prophecy would never come to pass. Namely, the ascendancy of Zerubbabel and the full restorative promise was a conditional promise and was delayed (and ultimately never occurred) on account of disobedience to YHWH.
DOI DOI:10.1093/jts/flt097
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Persian Period : Zerubbabel
Pericopes Zechariah 1-8
Haggai 2,20-2,23
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