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Verbum et Ecclesia

versión On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versión impresa ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.33 no.1 Pretoria  2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i1.718 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

Trito-Isaiah, penitential prayer and apocalypticism

 

 

Pieter M. Venter

Department Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

An analysis of the research on the compositional development of Isaiah 56-66 indicates that the redefinition of Judean identity played a major role in the formation of these chapters. Scholars very often refer to the penitential prayer in Isaiah 63:7-64:11 to indicate this redefinition of identity. A study of the background of these chapters shows that Hanson's theory of a developing apocalypticism is usually upheld, whilst his identification of a Zadokite opposition is either rejected or replaced by an acknowledgement that it is not possible to identify these opponents. The suggestion of this article is that the term 'qualified inclusivism' can be used as the mark of those responsible for this section of the book of Isaiah.


 

 

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