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Bibil Identifier bibil:232882
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah
Title (English, ) A Metaphor for Zion Theology
Author Low, Maggie
Series Studies in Biblical Literature (Volume: 155)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 8038
Place 223.62.08
Publishing house Peter Lang
Place New York et al.
ISBN 978-1-4331-2157-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
222 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah: A Metaphor for Zion Theology offers the unique perspective that personified mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is not just a metaphor used for a rhetorical purpose but a cognitive metaphor representing Zion theology, a central theme in the Book of Isaiah. The author deftly combines the methods of metaphor theory and intertextuality to explain the vital but often overlooked conundrum that Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an innocent mother, unlike the adulterous wife in other prophetic books. This interpretation offers a vital corrective to the view of women in the biblical context. As a result of this usage, Deutero-Isaiah paradoxically presents Yahweh the Creator as the one who gives birth to the people, not mother Zion. This understanding explains the concentration of gynomorphic imagery used for God in this prophetic book, providing a counterbalance to patriarchal perspectives of God. Finally, a fresh insight is offered into the ongoing debate between universalism and nationalism in Deutero-Isaiah, based on the premise that as a symbol of Zion theology, mother Zion represents Yahweh’s universal sovereignty rather than a nationalistic ethnicity. Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an invaluable resource in courses that deal with issues in Isaiah, biblical interpretation, and feminist hermeneutics, especially regarding the feminine personification of Zion and the maternal imagery of God.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Zion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mother
Pericopes Isaiah 40-55
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