Prophecy and Propaganda: Images of Enemies in the Book of Isaiah
2009 (English)Book (Refereed)
The textual analysis focuses on the characterization of the enemy, the rhetorical strategy adopted, the text's function in the historical context(s), and the ideology of the author(s) and/or editor(s). Enemy images of hostile empires (Assyria, Babylon, and Egypt) are studied, as well as portraits of neighbor nations. Ideological language, such as the Zion-centered perspective and the legendary version of the events in 701 BCE, is paradigmatic in Isaiah, raising the question to what extent the prophecies therein can be understood as instances of contextually determined (and continually reworked and reinterpreted) religious and political propaganda.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns , 2009. , 219 p.
, Coniectanea Biblica Old Testament Series, ISSN 0069-8954 ; 56
prophecy, Isaiah, enemy, enemy image, propaganda, ideology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109031ISBN: 978-1-57506-806-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109031DiVA: diva2:245924