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The Suffering Servant: from Isaiah to the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel Knohl

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

The radical separation between the world of the living and the realm of the dead is not universal through the Hebrew Bible. The distinctions weaken in the later stages of biblical literature. There ... More


Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Jeremy Schipper

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Although disability imagery is ubiquitous in the Hebrew Bible, characters with disabilities are not. The presence of the former does not guarantee the presence of the later. While interpreters ... More


Disabling Progress in Suffering Servant Scholarship

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the ubiquitous use of disability imagery in the Hebrew Bible. Focusing on the “Suffering Servant” figure in Isaiah 52:13-53:12, it examines how disability imagery disavows the ... More


Disabling Methodology in Hebrew Bible Studies

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter considers a range of methodological issues that will influence this book's study of the “Suffering Servant” figure in Isaiah 53 of the Hebrew Bible. After looking at various definitions ... More


The Servant as a Figure with Disabilities

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the “Suffering Servant” as a figure with disabilities in Isaiah 53 of the Hebrew Bible. It first considers Bernhard Duhm's theory of four distinct “servant songs” within Isaiah, ... More


The Servant as Scriptural Sufferer

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines why scholars rarely interpret the “Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 53 of the Hebrew Bible as having disabilities. More specifically, it considers early translations of Isaiah 53 ... More


The Servant as Historical or Collective Sufferer

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how post-biblical scholarly exegetical practices tend to reinforce the notion of the “Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 53 of the Hebrew Bible as an able-bodied figure rather than ... More


The Servant as Able-Bodied Passer

Jeremy Schipper

in Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199594856
eISBN:
9780191806575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594856.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This conclusion summarizes the key points of the book about the use of disability imagery in the Hebrew Bible, especially in disavowing the “Suffering Servant” in Isaiah 53 as an able-bodied figure ... More


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