A historical-critical study of the book of Zephaniah by Ehud Ben Zvi PDF

By Ehud Ben Zvi

ISBN-10: 089925814X

ISBN-13: 9780899258140

Famous historical-critical pupil Ehud Ben Zvi analyzes each verse of the publication of Zephaniah, reconstructing the old context of its composition, making a choice on its authorship, and contemplating how its unique viewers might have interpreted its message.

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But Langhor's suggestion is based on stylistic grounds, Langhor,1976: S. Cf. 1975: 22. It is noteworthy that in both cases, οίηοίπ m nVadsnm and a-jnan αν, the almost general agreement concerning their non-Zephanic origin co-exists with a "failure" to occur in G*. 1986: IS. For instance, according to Gerleman, neither for v. 10 nor v. 11 are original elements of the unit. See Gerleman, 1942: 40; cf. Boadt,1982: 218-19. For the contrary opinion, see Christensen: 681-82. Cf. P. Smith: 225-230, Taylor: 1009, Edler: 54-56,67-69, 92, Krinetzki: 108-117 (he also provides a comparative analysis of the language of these verses), Pfeiffer: 601.

1. 4 1 2 3 4 Other types of prophetic superscriptions are: (a) the "words of X, who . . , Isa 13:1 15:1, 17:1, 19:1, 21:1,11,13, 23:1, 30:6; Nah 1:1a, Hab 1:1; Zech 9:1, 12:1; Mal 1:1). See Hos 1:1; Joel 1:1; Mie 1:1; Jer (LXX) 1:1. Cf. Zech 4:6. On Jer 1:1, see Me Kane: 2-3. , Jer 1:4,11,13; 2:1, passim; Ezek 3:16, 6:1, 7:1, passim), and elsewhere in Latter Prophets in Isa 38:4; Jonah 1:1, 3:1; Zech 4:8, 6:9, 7:4,8, 8:18. It is noteworthy that this pattern of occurrence cannot be the result of blind chance.

Smith (187-88), Seybold (198S: 13-14, 109), who considers the w . 3-6 an addition, and others. But see Ball, 1972/1988: 25, and cf. House: 118,126. See, the characteristic expression: "Man hat keinen Anlass Zephanja diese Worte (Zeph 2:8-9) abzusprechen" (Gerleman, 1942: 40). Gerleman did not ask whether there are reasons for attributing these verses to the prophet Zephaniah, who lived in the days of Josiah, except for a possible understanding of the superscription. Cf. with "So there is no overwhelming reason to assume that most of this material has been added at a later date (the emphasis is mine)" (Boadt, 1982: 222) and see the short review of the discussion about Zeph 1:2-3 in Langhor, 1976: 4-5.

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