By Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Isaiah fifty nine portrays a deity in armour warring opposed to rebellious human foes. during this old research, Yoder Neufeld maps the transformation of an historic culture right into a artistic new studying during which God's humans wear God's armour and visit conflict opposed to God's heavenly foes, as in Ephesians 6. The Pauline recasting of the Isaianic motif, argues the writer, is a bracing one.
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61. C. Stuhlmueller, Psalms, II (Psalms 73-150) (OTM, 22: Wilmington, DE: Glazier, 1983), p. 51. 62. A. A. Anderson, The Book of Psalms. II. (Psalms 73-150) (NCBC; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), p. 612. 63. A. Weiser, The Psalms: A Commentary (OTL; Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1962), p. 574. 64. M. Dahood, SJ, Psalms (AB, 17; Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1968), II, p. 289. With respect to Ps. 14, Anderson (Psalms, II, pp. 612, 638) disagrees with Ahlstrom's suggestion (VT 8 , pp. ) that this should be seen as hypostatization.
14b puts it, to go before Yahweh as his attendants, then it is not farfetched to read Isaiah 59 in this light. This reflects a growing propensity to speak of 'covenantal 59. , Westermann, Isaiah 40-66, p. 349; Kendall, 'Use of Mispat', p. 397. 60. S. Mowinckel, The Psalms in Israel's Worship (trans. R. ; New York/Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1962), I, pp. 185, 191; II, pp. 61, 63. 61. C. Stuhlmueller, Psalms, II (Psalms 73-150) (OTM, 22: Wilmington, DE: Glazier, 1983), p. 51. 62. A. A. Anderson, The Book of Psalms.
11), who is said to have stayed the nK3p of Yahweh ('plague'53) with his own HK]p. The suggestion that HK]p be translated as 'ardent love',54 as jealousy for the object of love, undervalues the context of battle and vengeance within which nttip functions in this instance. More to the point are Isaianic texts such as Isa. TQ:o mm; cf. Exod. 3) who stirs up his zeal Of special importance is that the elements of Yahweh's armour are already (with the exception of Dp] and HK]p) familiar from what has preceded in ch.