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By Høyland Lavik, M.

ISBN-10: 9004154345

ISBN-13: 9789004154346

This quantity sheds new mild on an previous and in some way difficult textual content, Isaiah 18. even if the vast majority of students through the years has seemed this bankruptcy tough to completely comprehend, the writer of this quantity demonstrates how Isa 18 might be noticeable as a coherent complete via exhibiting itself to be an instance of Hebrew rhetoric.

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18:7). 32 Cf. W. Watts, Isaiah 1–33 (1985) 243. (Watts’ italics). It should be mentioned that works concerned about Africa and Africans in the Old Testament of course include a reading of Isa 18. Such studies do however not insist on being detailed investigations of individual texts—they have a wider perspective, cf. T. S. Sadler, “Can a Cushite Change His Skin? An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible” (2001). 33 Isa 18 has puzzled scholars working either as textual critics, literary critics or redaction critics.

83 Ibid. 5. A. Clines, “Deconstructing the Book of Job”, The Bible as Rhetoric (1990) 65–80. 85 D. Patrick and A. Scult, Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation (1990). 86 Cf. H. A. Irvine, Isaiah, The Eight-century Prophet (1987), L. K. 80 introduction 29 c) Rhetoric as the art of composition and persuasion—a synthetic approach The paragraphs a) and b) above have showed that most scholars define rhetoric either as the art of persuasion or as the art of composition. There are however examples of scholars who apply a combination of the two understandings of rhetoric in their studies.

85 D. Patrick and A. Scult, Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation (1990). 86 Cf. H. A. Irvine, Isaiah, The Eight-century Prophet (1987), L. K. 80 introduction 29 c) Rhetoric as the art of composition and persuasion—a synthetic approach The paragraphs a) and b) above have showed that most scholars define rhetoric either as the art of persuasion or as the art of composition. There are however examples of scholars who apply a combination of the two understandings of rhetoric in their studies. This synthetic approach is my own way of pursuing rhetorical analysis, and should therefore be presented.

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