Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the by Philip R. Davies, David J. A. Clines

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1 8 and combines a conjunctive waw with the infinitive absolut e form of the verb mss, 'to dissolve, melt'. 34 as an example o f this implicit us e o f an accusative construction. In th e present context , th e phrase i s interprete d a s a referenc e t o th e people' s 'dissolving ' o r 'melting' i n fear o f Rezin and the so n of Remaliah as in the RS V translation, 'Becaus e thi s peopl e hav e refuse d th e water s o f Shiloa h tha t flow gently and melt in fear before Rezin and the son of Remaliah'.

Isa . 10-14 is particularly significant in this regar d in tha t it contain s several importan t lexical an d thematic association s with Isa . 6-8. Isa . 10-11 call s fo r rejoicin g wit h th e restore d Jerusalem, her e portraye d a s a mothe r wit h sucklin g infant s a t he r breast. Verse s 12-1 4 convey YHWH's promise t o extend the 'glor y of the nations ' (If bo d goyim; cf. w e'et-kol-kebodo i n Isa . 7) over he r 50 Among th e Prophets 'like a river of peace and like an overflowing stream' (Jfnahar salom ulfnahal sotep', cf .

Finally, th e Peshitta read s 7 d'slyw 'm' hn ' my' dsylwh' drdyn bsly' whdyw brsn wbbr rwmly' (Broc k 1987 : 14) , 'Becaus e thi s people rejecte d th e water s o f Shiloa h whic h ru n securel y an d hav e rejoiced i n Rezi n and th e so n o f Remaliah'. The us e o f whdyw indi cates a n attemp t t o rende r th e dispute d expression as a verba l state ment, bu t th e us e o f th e pea l perfec t for m o f th e ver b instea d o f th e aphal participle indicate s that the translator had unfsds'm th e Vorlage.

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