The Characterization of the Assyrians in Isaiah: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #559) (Paperback)

The Characterization of the Assyrians in Isaiah: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #559) By Mary Katherine y. H. Hom, Andrew Mein (Editor), Claudia V. Camp (Editor) Cover Image

The Characterization of the Assyrians in Isaiah: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies #559) (Paperback)

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The Characterization of the Assyrians in Isaiah is a literary analysis of every text in Isaiah in which the Assyrians explicitly or implicitly feature. In addition, a few texts regarded by dominant voices in scholarship as referring to the Assyrians are discussed. The general approach of this work is to assume a literary synchronic reading in order to appreciate the narrative artistry and meaning conveyed by the final form of the text and to establish a standard from which diachronic inquiry may proceed. Each chapter is a study in its own right, usually concentrating on a passage or chapter of Isaiah. In addition to analysing the role of the Assyrians from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, these chapters also explore the sophisticated ways by which literary devices function in relation to the depiction of the Assyrians.

Dr. Mary Katherine Y. H. Hom graduated from the University of Cambridge (PhD), was formerly an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Ambrose University College, and currently resides in northern California. She has lectured and taught in numerous countries and contributed to various scholarly journals.
Product Details ISBN: 9780567484215
ISBN-10: 0567484211
Publisher: T&T Clark
Publication Date: January 16th, 2014
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies