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Bibil Identifier bibil:251135
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Reflections of Empire in Isaiah 1-39
Title (English, ) Responses to Assyrian Ideology
Author Aster, Shawn Zelig
Series Society of Biblical Literature. Ancient Near East Monographs (Volume: 19)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 48680
Place 223.6.08
Publishing house SBL Press
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-1-62837-201-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xix Pages
360 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this new book Shawn Zelig Aster relates the prophecies found in First Isaiah to the historical events of the 8th century BCE, when Assyria controlled much of the ancient Near East. Aster elucidates the arguments of Isaiah 1-2, 6-8, 10-12, 14, 19, 31, and 36-37 by explaining that the passages contain hidden polemic along with the imperial propaganda of the Assyrian empire. Aster illustrates that the prophet adapts motifs from Assyrian propaganda, while subverting Assyrian claims to universal dominion. Aster argues that Isaiah does this in order to promote belief in a single omnipotent God, more powerful than any human empire. The book exposes the meaning behind these passages of Isaiah, as well as the history of Israel in the period 745-701 BCE.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : 8th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : History and Civilization : 1st millennium : Dominion of the New Assyrian Empire
Pericopes Isaiah 1-39
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