I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes : Lyric Cohesion and Conflict in Second Isaiah.

By: Heffelfinger, Katie MSeries: Biblical Interpretation SerPublisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2011Copyright date: ©2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (344 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789004194441Subject(s): Hebrew poetry, BiblicalGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes : Lyric Cohesion and Conflict in Second IsaiahDDC classification: 224/.1066 LOC classification: BS1520 -- .H44 2011ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One Introduction: The Role of Poetry in the Interpretation of Second Isaiah -- 1. History of Scholarship -- 1.1 James Muilenburg -- 1.2 Roy F. Melugin -- 1.3 Richard J. Clifford -- 1.4 Beyond Clifford -- 2. Explaining the Neglect of Lyric Tools -- 2.1 Poetry and Prophecy -- 2.2 Poetry and Fragmentary Meaning -- 2.3 Implications of a Lyric Approach to Second Isaiah -- 3. Proposal and Plan -- Chapter Two Second Isaiah and Lyric Tools -- 1. Defining Lyric -- 2. A Word about Anachronism -- 3. Assessing Second Isaiah as Lyric -- 3.1 Characteristic One: Second Isaiah's Units as Non-Narrative -- 3.2 Characteristic Two: Second Isaiah's Units and Vocality, Musicality, and Tropological Density -- 3.3 Summary: Second Isaiah's Units as Lyric Poems -- 4. Tools for Reading Lyric Poetry -- 4.1 Lyric Sequencing as a Lens for Reading Lyric Collections -- 4.2 Disjunction as Significant and Meaningful -- 4.3 The Significance of 'Voice' -- 4.4 The Centrality of Emotion -- 5. Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Problem of Comfort: Second Isaiah's Rhetorical Environment and its Intractable Problem -- 1. Situating Second Isaiah -- 2. Indications of Exigence within Second Isaiah -- 2.1 Identifying Second Isaiah's Intended Audience -- 2.2 Embedded Speeches as Indicators of Rhetorical Environment - The Audience's Perspective -- 2.3 Allusions as Indicators of the Rhetorical Environment -- 3. The Tension between the People's Complaint and the Divine Response -- 3.1 Opening Announcement of the Intention to Comfort - Isa 40:1-2 -- 3.2 Further Expressions of the Comfort Theme -- 4. Tension between Comfort and Indictment -- 4.1 The Divine Voice and Past Rage -- 4.2 Divine Rage and Present Threat -- 5. Comfort as Intractable Problem -- 6. Conclusion -- Chapter Four A Paratactic-Cohesive Whole: Lyric Unity in Second Isaiah.
1. Tension and Balance: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces -- 2. Centrifugal Forces and Disjunction in Second Isaiah -- 2.1 Parataxis and Its Impact -- 2.2 Concrete References -- 2.3 Lack of Terminal Closure -- 3. Ambivalent Forces in Second Isaiah -- 3.1 Second Isaiah's Lack of Clear Boundary Markers -- 3.2 Second Isaiah's Lexical Recurrences and Thematic Threads -- 4. Centripetal Forces and Cohesion in Second Isaiah -- 4.1 Mirrored Passages -- 4.2 Dominance of the Divine Voice -- 5. Second Isaiah's Balance Point and the Significance of the Divine Speaking Voice -- 6. Cohesion in Prior Scholarship -- 7. Voice as 'Unstable' Unity -- Chapter Five Tonal Tension and Resolution in the Divine Speaking Voice -- 1. Determining the Tonalities of the Divine Voice in Second Isaiah -- 1.1 Major Stream 1: Compassionate Comfort -- 1.2 Major Stream 2: Righteous Indignation with Accusation and Disputation -- 1.3 Major Stream 3: Majestically Supreme Confidence -- 1.4 Juxtaposition as Tonal Indicator throughout Second Isaiah -- 1.5 The Interplay of Tonal Streams in the Divine Voice -- 2. Tracing the Flow of Tonalities in the Divine Voice -- 2.1 Survey of Second Isaiah's Tonal Flow -- 2.2 An Opening Announcement of Comfort - Isaiah 40:1-2 -- 2.3 The Confidence of the Creator - Isaiah 42:5-9 -- 2.4 Sinners in the Hands of an Obliterating God - Isaiah 43:22-28 -- 2.5 Your Name is Transgressor - Isaiah 48:1-11 -- 2.6 Indelibly Engraved - Isaiah 49:14-50:3 -- 2.7 A Rebuking Consolation - Isaiah 51:12-16 -- 2.8 The Climax of Comfort - Isaiah 54:1-17 -- 3. Summary of Tonal Flow: The Progression of Tonalities and the Resolution of Their Tension -- 4. Tonal Flow and the Intractable Problem -- 4.1 Contributions of the Comfort Tonality -- 4.2 Contributions of the Indictment Tonality -- 4.3 Contributions of the Confidence Tonality.
5. Rhetorical Impact and Implications for Second Isaiah's 'Message' -- Chapter Six Conclusion -- 1. Summary of Argument -- 2. Significance of these Findings -- 2.1 The Question of Second Isaiah's Meaningful Arrangement -- 2.2 Methodological Contributions -- 2.3 Addressing Critical Problems in Second Isaiah -- 3. Avenues for Further Research -- 4. Conclusion -- Appendix One Motif Recurrences in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Two Speaking Voices in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Three Chart of the Tonalities of the Divine Voice in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Four Sequence of Poems in Second Isaiah and Tonal Descriptions of Each -- Bibliography -- Ιndex of Scripture -- Ιndex of Authors.
Summary: Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Chapter One Introduction: The Role of Poetry in the Interpretation of Second Isaiah -- 1. History of Scholarship -- 1.1 James Muilenburg -- 1.2 Roy F. Melugin -- 1.3 Richard J. Clifford -- 1.4 Beyond Clifford -- 2. Explaining the Neglect of Lyric Tools -- 2.1 Poetry and Prophecy -- 2.2 Poetry and Fragmentary Meaning -- 2.3 Implications of a Lyric Approach to Second Isaiah -- 3. Proposal and Plan -- Chapter Two Second Isaiah and Lyric Tools -- 1. Defining Lyric -- 2. A Word about Anachronism -- 3. Assessing Second Isaiah as Lyric -- 3.1 Characteristic One: Second Isaiah's Units as Non-Narrative -- 3.2 Characteristic Two: Second Isaiah's Units and Vocality, Musicality, and Tropological Density -- 3.3 Summary: Second Isaiah's Units as Lyric Poems -- 4. Tools for Reading Lyric Poetry -- 4.1 Lyric Sequencing as a Lens for Reading Lyric Collections -- 4.2 Disjunction as Significant and Meaningful -- 4.3 The Significance of 'Voice' -- 4.4 The Centrality of Emotion -- 5. Conclusion -- Chapter Three The Problem of Comfort: Second Isaiah's Rhetorical Environment and its Intractable Problem -- 1. Situating Second Isaiah -- 2. Indications of Exigence within Second Isaiah -- 2.1 Identifying Second Isaiah's Intended Audience -- 2.2 Embedded Speeches as Indicators of Rhetorical Environment - The Audience's Perspective -- 2.3 Allusions as Indicators of the Rhetorical Environment -- 3. The Tension between the People's Complaint and the Divine Response -- 3.1 Opening Announcement of the Intention to Comfort - Isa 40:1-2 -- 3.2 Further Expressions of the Comfort Theme -- 4. Tension between Comfort and Indictment -- 4.1 The Divine Voice and Past Rage -- 4.2 Divine Rage and Present Threat -- 5. Comfort as Intractable Problem -- 6. Conclusion -- Chapter Four A Paratactic-Cohesive Whole: Lyric Unity in Second Isaiah.

1. Tension and Balance: Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces -- 2. Centrifugal Forces and Disjunction in Second Isaiah -- 2.1 Parataxis and Its Impact -- 2.2 Concrete References -- 2.3 Lack of Terminal Closure -- 3. Ambivalent Forces in Second Isaiah -- 3.1 Second Isaiah's Lack of Clear Boundary Markers -- 3.2 Second Isaiah's Lexical Recurrences and Thematic Threads -- 4. Centripetal Forces and Cohesion in Second Isaiah -- 4.1 Mirrored Passages -- 4.2 Dominance of the Divine Voice -- 5. Second Isaiah's Balance Point and the Significance of the Divine Speaking Voice -- 6. Cohesion in Prior Scholarship -- 7. Voice as 'Unstable' Unity -- Chapter Five Tonal Tension and Resolution in the Divine Speaking Voice -- 1. Determining the Tonalities of the Divine Voice in Second Isaiah -- 1.1 Major Stream 1: Compassionate Comfort -- 1.2 Major Stream 2: Righteous Indignation with Accusation and Disputation -- 1.3 Major Stream 3: Majestically Supreme Confidence -- 1.4 Juxtaposition as Tonal Indicator throughout Second Isaiah -- 1.5 The Interplay of Tonal Streams in the Divine Voice -- 2. Tracing the Flow of Tonalities in the Divine Voice -- 2.1 Survey of Second Isaiah's Tonal Flow -- 2.2 An Opening Announcement of Comfort - Isaiah 40:1-2 -- 2.3 The Confidence of the Creator - Isaiah 42:5-9 -- 2.4 Sinners in the Hands of an Obliterating God - Isaiah 43:22-28 -- 2.5 Your Name is Transgressor - Isaiah 48:1-11 -- 2.6 Indelibly Engraved - Isaiah 49:14-50:3 -- 2.7 A Rebuking Consolation - Isaiah 51:12-16 -- 2.8 The Climax of Comfort - Isaiah 54:1-17 -- 3. Summary of Tonal Flow: The Progression of Tonalities and the Resolution of Their Tension -- 4. Tonal Flow and the Intractable Problem -- 4.1 Contributions of the Comfort Tonality -- 4.2 Contributions of the Indictment Tonality -- 4.3 Contributions of the Confidence Tonality.

5. Rhetorical Impact and Implications for Second Isaiah's 'Message' -- Chapter Six Conclusion -- 1. Summary of Argument -- 2. Significance of these Findings -- 2.1 The Question of Second Isaiah's Meaningful Arrangement -- 2.2 Methodological Contributions -- 2.3 Addressing Critical Problems in Second Isaiah -- 3. Avenues for Further Research -- 4. Conclusion -- Appendix One Motif Recurrences in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Two Speaking Voices in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Three Chart of the Tonalities of the Divine Voice in Second Isaiah -- Appendix Four Sequence of Poems in Second Isaiah and Tonal Descriptions of Each -- Bibliography -- Ιndex of Scripture -- Ιndex of Authors.

Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.

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