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Violence, Otherness and Identity in Isaiah 63: 1-6 (Library Of Hebrew Bible/old Testament Studies Series)

Hardback|Apr 2017
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Violence disturbs. And violent depictions, when encountered in the biblical texts, are all the more disconcerting. Isaiah 63:1-6 is an illustrative instance. The prophetic text presents the "Arriving One" in gory details ('trampling down people'; 'pouring out their lifeblood' v.6)....


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Violence disturbs. And violent depictions, when encountered in the biblical texts, are all the more disconcerting. Isaiah 63:1-6 is an illustrative instance. The prophetic text presents the "Arriving One" in gory details ('trampling down people'; 'pouring out their lifeblood' v.6). Further, the introductory note that the Arriving One is "coming from Edom" (cf. v.1) may suggest Israel's unrelenting animosity towards Edom. These two themes: the "gory depiction" and "coming from Edom" are addressed in this book. Irudayaraj uses a social identity reading to show how Edom is consistently pictured as Israel's proximate and yet 'other'-ed entity. Approaching Edom as such thus helps situate the animosity within a larger prophetic vision of identity construction in the postexilic Third Isaian context. By adopting an iconographic reading of Isaiah 63:1-6, Irudayaraj shows how the prophetic portrayal of the 'Arriving One' in descriptions where it is clear that the 'Arriving One' is a marginalised identity correlates with the experiences of the "stooped" exiles (cf 51:14). He also demonstrates that the text leaves behind emphatic affirmations ('mighty' and 'splendidly robed' cf. v.1; "alone" cf. v.3), by which the relegated voice of the divine reasserts itself. It is in this divine reassertion that the hope of the Isaian community's reclamation of its own identity rests.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 484020
  • Product Code 9780567671462
  • ISBN 0567671461
  • EAN 9780567671462
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Apr 2017
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 24mm
  • Weight 0.472kg
  • List Of Figures List Of Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1: Trito-isaiah And The Text 2. Social Identity Approach And Proximate "other" 3. Coming From Edom: Ambivalent Depictions 4. The Trampling One: Descriptions Of Marginality 5. Otherness, The Ultimate And The Proximate: Correlated And Revived Identities 6. Retrospect And Prospect Bibliography Index Of Biblical References Index Of Authors

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