Language and Meaning: Studies in Hebrew Language and by James Barr

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2 ) B. DUHM, Das Buch Jesaja, Göttingen 1 9 6 8 , p. 4 0 7 . 8 ) Cf. the present author's : "Miäpät. The First Servant Song and its Context", VT 5 2 2 ( 1 9 7 2 ) , pp. 1 - 3 0 . 30 W. A. M. BEUKEN of the woman of Ch. lv. Finally, we see in Ch. xl 1-11 that the prophet leaves both the persons addressed and those speaking intentionally vague. The meaning of this obscurity is not our concern here, but important enough *) to have us suspect that the lack of a name for the woman of Ch. liv is not devoid of sense.

The commentaries. ) D . R. JONES, "Isaiah II and III", in : Peake's Commentary on the Bible, London 1963 , p. 528. c, pp. 58-66, eap. p. 64. 8 2 44 W. A. M. BEUREN the inversion. The verse which is at stakes here, we find classified under those M-sentences which display the natural sequence. Arguments, however, in support of this case are not adduced. So, in his view, bö'dlayik and gö'älek are predicate, 'ösayik and q dos yisrd'el are subject. This may be the interpretation of the RSV too for this translation has changed the sequence of the words as compared to the Hebrew version : "For your Maker is your husband...

5-6a) ). This three­ fold formal articulation, however, is not accompanied by a thematic division because there are only two themes : the woman as mother (1-3) and as wife (4-6). Now, the first motivation anticipates the theme 3 x 2 ) J. BEQBICH, Studien zu Deuterojesaja (Th. Büch. 20), München 1963 , pp. 15-18. ) A. PETTTJEAN, "La Mission de Zorobabel et la Reconstruction du Temple. Zach. I l l , 8-10", ETKL 42 (1966), pp. 40-71, esp. 41 f. ) The )tf-sentences of vs. 4 seem to be a kind of elaboration of the call 'fear not* and 'be not confounded'.

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