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Bibil Identifier bibil:254114
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Black Hole in Isaiah
Title (English, ) A Study of Exile as a Literary Theme
Author Poulsen, Frederik
Series Forschungen zum Alten Testament (Volume: 125)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 577/125
Place 223.6.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-156862-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
475 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Frederik Poulsen investigates exile as a literary and theological theme in the book of Isaiah. While other biblical writings explicitly depict the destruction of Jerusalem and the inhabitants' deportation to Babylon in the early sixth century BCE, Isaiah is apparently silent. At the center of the book where readers would expect to find an account of these traumatic and defining events, there is just a strange gap. The author argues that the curious break between chapters 39 and 40 indicates an anti-climax – a destroyed and forsaken Jerusalem – and that several passages stress its importance by either pointing forward to it or looking back at it. Frederik Poulsen demonstrates that the exile in Isaiah hides itself as a »black hole« at the center of the book and thereby has a decisive influence on the literary structure, poetic imagery, and theological message of this prophetic scroll.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Isaiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Exile
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