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

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

Reinoud Oosting

Published November 1st 2012
ISBN : 9789004232983
Hardcover
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. TheMoreIn 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.