Isaiah b. Amoz’s Attitude towards the Faith of the Gentile Nations

Yisca Zimran

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Abstract: This article discusses the pilgrimage of the nations to Zion described in Isa 2,2-5, focusing on Isaiah’s attitude to their future faith in the God of Israel. A number of ways of understanding Isaiah’s view are proposed on the basis of a series of ever-widening interpretive circles. These are determined by their linguistic and/or substantive and/or cognitive affinities with the vision, influencing the exegesis of the vision either through their content or the worldview they reflect. None of the circles entails a reading of the vision as a closed unit isolated from its context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-90
Number of pages22
JournalScandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2016

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  • Isaiah
  • Isaiah 2
  • faith of the nations
  • interpretive circles


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