By Ivan Friesen
Ivan Friesen explores how the translation of the ebook of Isaiah is performed and lived out this day in religion groups the place the Bible is the bedrock of religion and existence. Such an interpretation combines the troubles of pastoral care with the misery and uncertainty of prophetic action.
The statement teams the sixty-six chapters of Isaiah into six specific yet non-stop components. each one half can be explored as one may well discover the room of a home. The furniture (themes) in every one room are various, however the decor (structure) of the home combines to lend to the booklet an total solidarity of objective. The structure of the ebook as an entire has special positive factors that come with phrases of judgment in addition to phrases of promise asserting a brand new day dawning. during this new day dawning, there are powerful components of a messianic hope.
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The first stanza embraces two images: the branch of the LORD (beautiful and glorious) and the fruit of the land (the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel; 4:2). The two images allude to the joining of the Lord’s purpose and the survivors’ prospect. The gloriousness of the branch (possibly but not necessarily a messianic term) invites comparison with the Lord’s glorious presence in 3:8, which the people spurn. The pride (ga’on) of the survivor’s fruit invites comparison with the majesty (ga’on) of the Lord in 2:10, 19, 21.
But to his dismay the vineyard yield a harvest of ill-smelling berries (be’ušim). So the reader’s first impression is that of a determined effort on the part of a devoted vine grower to create a productive vineyard, yet without a harvest to reward effort with satisfaction. There is the moment of surprise at the end of the second stanza, when it is clear that all the work and care of preparation has gone for naught. 5:3-4 Appraising the Vineyard’s Harvest Now the vine grower himself, the beloved, speaks from out of the song, as it were, to the people of Jerusalem and Judah, asking for a verdict.
The amassing of wealth encourages unrestrained self-gratification (cf. Brueggemann, 1998a:52). Here is a correlation between the high regard for strong drink and the low regard for genuine faith. While unconcern for the Lord’s work may be a result of other preoccupations and obsessions than calculated disregard, the effect remains the same (5:12). The prophet Amos has a similar estimate of the correlation between mind-altering drink and the abandoning of ethical behavior (6:5-6). The next two stanzas, each introduced by the adverb therefore, state the consequences of disregard for the Lord’s handiwork.