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Imperialism and biblical prophecy, 750-500 BCE [electronic resource] /
David Aberbach.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
description
xiii, 122 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
041509500X
format(s)
Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1993.
isbn
041509500X
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Spine title: Imperialism & biblical prophecy, 750-500 BCE.
catalogue key
7953330
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-113) and index.
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Summaries
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Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy is a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old Testament occurred in response to simultaneous waves of imperialist conquest.
Main Description
Drawing upon recent research on the link between imperialism and creativity,Imperialism and Biblical Prophecyis an anthology of newly translated prophetic poetry from ancient Israel. An innovative work of interpretation, this anthology also places biblical prophets like Isaiah ben Amog, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Second Isaiah in a historical context. The author has here compiled over three dozen poems and fragments, newly translated from the Hebrew Bible, and arranged them in a running narrative that begins in the late 8th century B.C.E., when Assyria destroyed the kingdom of Israel, and moves up to the late 6th century B.C.E., when Persia restored Judah's independence. Among the highlights are:Song of a Vineyard,Nahum on the fall of Ninevehas well as poems on the suffering servant.
Main Description
Imperialism and Biblical Prophecyis a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old Testament occurred in response to simultaneous waves of imperialist conquest.
Table of Contents
Assyria and the Fall of Israel
Babylonia and the Fall of Judah
Persia and Judah's Restoration
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