The Role of Zion/Jerusalem in Isaiah 40-55: A Corpus-Linguistic Approach

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BRILL, Nov 1, 2012 - Religion - 314 pages
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In "The Role of Zion/Jerusalem in Isaiah 40 55: A Corpus-Linguistic Approach" Reinoud Oosting offers a linguistic and literary analysis of the Biblical Hebrew text of Isaiah 40-55, focusing on the depiction of Zion/Jerusalem in these chapters. The analysis shows that the designations 'Zion' and 'Jerusalem' are not used interchangeably but are instead two sides of the same coin. The name 'Zion' is related to the return of the Israelite exiles from Babylon, while the name Jerusalem is related to the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem. Concentrating on the linguistic and literary features of Isaiah 40-55, Reinoud Oosting proves that the signals in the text are extremely helpful for current readers to grasp the meaning of this ancient text.

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The Role Of Zion is a good way at putting it. I found in fellowship with the Lord on this topic when in my teen years not yet in adulthood. Finding in relationship with the Lord him inspiring that the Role of Zion is to let him keep touching stuff as he Jesus Christ, is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Terrill TC!  


Chapter One On Method
Chapter Two Linguistic Analyses
Chapter Three The Participant ZionJerusalem
Chapter Four Conclusions
Appendix One Syntactic Patterns Of Nominal Clauses
Appendix Two Syntactic Patters of Verbal Clauses
Index of Authors
Index of Biblical References

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Reinoud Oosting, Ph.D. (2011), VU University Amsterdam, is currently doing postdoctoral research on the Old Testament at Leiden University. He has published several articles on the linguistic and literary features of poetic and prophetic texts in the Hebrew Bible.

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