A Textual Criticism and Lexical Analysis of Isaiah 62

  • Philip Suciadi Chia Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Kentucky USA
  • Juanda Juanda Evangelical Theological Seminary of Indonesia - Surabaya https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4921-3379
Keywords: Variants, Text, Evidence

Abstract

This research presents a methodology and example of doing both a textual criticism and a word study or a lexical analysis of the Hebrew word. The textual external evidence strongly favors the consonantal text of reading one because all the ancient versions support it. The internal evidence, though it is not as strong as external evidence, has endorsements from its context and appearances of that word in Hebrew Bible. In Isaiah 62:1, the best understanding of יד ִּפַל is not from literal sense but rather symbolic. The context of the usage of this term is God will restore Zion, particularly in her salvation, which is symbolized as a torch that burns. It means that Yahweh will make glorious Zion’s deliverance like a torch so that all nations, including their kings, will be witnesses of Zion’s restoration. 

References

[1] Ackerman, Susan. ‘Sacred Sex, Sacrifice and Death: Understanding a Prophetic Poem’, Bible Review 6 (Feb. 1990).
[2] Andersen, F. I. ‘Salience, Implicature, Ambiguity and Redundancy in clause￾clause relationships in Biblical Hebrew’. In Biblical Hebrew and Discourse linguistics, ed. R.D Bergen. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1994.
[3] Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Isaiah 56-66 A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. New York: The Anchor Bible, 2003.
[4] Brown, Francis S. R. Driver, and C. A. Briggs, AHebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1994.
[5] Brueggemann, Walter. Isaiah 40-66. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster John Know Press, 1998.
[6] Buksbazen, Victor. The Prophet Isaiah. Collingswood, N.J: The Spearhead Press, 1971.
[7] Butler, Paul T. Isaiah III. USA: College Press Publishing Company, 1978.
[8] Davies, Andrew. Double Standards in Isaiah Re-evaluating Prophetic Ethics & Divine Justice. Netherlands, Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2000.
[9] Goldingay, John. New International Biblical Commentaryon Isaiah. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. 2001.
[10] Horton, Stanley M. Isaiah. Springfield, Missouri: Gospel Publishing House, 2000.
[11] Koehler, Ludwig and Water Baumgartner, The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of Old Testament, 5 Vols. New York: E. J Brill, 1994.
[12] Mackay, John L. Isaiah 40-66.Faverdale North, Darlington: MPG Books Group, 2009.
[13] T. Muraoka, A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint. Leuven, Belgium: PEETERS, Warotstraat, 2009.
[14] Oswalt, John N. The Book of IsaiahChapter 1-39. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1986.
[15] ___________, The book of Isaiah. Chapter 40-66. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.
[16] Schullion, SJ, John. Old Testament Message: A Biblical-Theological Commentary on Isaiah 40:66. Wilmington, Delaware: Michael Glazier, Inc, 1982.
[17] Smart, J. D. History and Theology in Second Isaiah. Philadelphia: Epworth, 1965.
[18] Thompson, Michael. Isaiah 40-66.Ivatt Way, Peterborough: 2001.
[19] Westermann, Claus. Isaiah 40-66. Westminster: John Knox Press, 1969.
[20] Whybray, R. N. Isaiah 40-66. Grand Rapids, Michigan: WM. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., 1975.
[21] Williams, Ronald J. Williams’ Hebrew Syntax. Canada: University of Toronto, 2007.
[22] Young, Edward J. The book of Isaiah 40-66. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1972.
Published
2019-10-09
How to Cite
Chia, P., & Juanda, J. (2019). A Textual Criticism and Lexical Analysis of Isaiah 62. Journal DIDASKALIA, 2(2), 8-13. https://doi.org/10.33856/didaskalia.v2i2.138