The Heavenly Counsellor in Isaiah Xl 13-14: A Study of the Sources of the Theology of Deutero-Isaiah

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CUP Archive, May 2, 1971 - Religion - 90 pages
One of the most rewarding of recent approaches to the study of Deutero-Isaiah has been the attempt to understand his teaching against the background of his ministry to the second generation of Jewish exiles in Babylonia. Two factors have been taken into account: the nature of the Israelite religious tradition which the exiles had inherited from the past, and the actual circumstances of their life in Babylonia, where they were subject to the cultural and religious pressures of their environment. Each of these may be expected to have exercised some influence on the teaching of Deutero-Isaiah. Dr Whybray's study of this one short passage has been made in order to explore the relationships between the two factors. The passage, which has long been the subject of vigorous controversy, admirably raises the question of the sources of Deutero-Isaiah's theology. This detailed study, which employs as far as possible all the techniques of modern critical investigation, is an attempt to shed some light on the interpretation of Deutero-Isaiah as a whole.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The context
4
Detailed interpretation
10
Literary characteristics
19
Israelite kings and their councils
31
The origin of the divine council
35
The assembly of the gods in Canaan
37
The council of Yahweh in Israel
39
Yahweh and his advisers
49
The office of counsellor
54
The divine counsellor in Babylonian myth
64
Summary and conclusions
78
Index of biblical references
85
Index of authors cited
90
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