Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The author observes three viewpoints that have emerged in recent years: (i) An awareness of literary approaches have opened a possibility to approach the text with different questions from those of traditional historical critical methods. (ii) This has led to a situation where there is an increasing recognition that vv. 1–7 can be read as a unit. (iii) This has inaugurated an interest in the text’s literary features and qualities, and not merely the text’s presumed references to historical situations. His emphasis has been on textual design, literary motifs and themes, and on how these function to create a persuasive rhetoric. He also shows what thematic perspectives each strophe carry. In this chapter he briefly goes through Isa 18 and sees how this rhetoric of entrapment is visible.

Keywords: Isa 18; literary approaches; literary motifs; textual design



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A People Tall and Smooth-Skinned — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation