Sennacherib's Campaign Against Judah: A Source Analysis of Isaiah 36-37

A Source Analysis of Isaiah 36-37
Cambridge University Press
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  • Hardcover
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  • 300 Seiten
978-1-108-49594-3 (ISBN)
The campaign of Sennacherib against Judah is one of the most widely researched in Biblical Studies and Ancient Near East, and one that also poses scholarly challenges. Allusion to the event is found in Isaiah, Kings, and Chronicles, but there is no correlation between the Assyrian and Biblical descriptions of the same event. Dan'el Kahn offers a text-critical analysis of these Biblical passages that allude to the military events. Detecting repetitions, breaks in the narrative, and contradictions and inconsistencies in the texts, he traces and reconstructs different and discrete sources. Kahn demonstrates that the Biblical passages are based on earlier sources that were later edited and revised by a third hand. Based on historical events that are found in non-Biblical texts, he also offers new dates for the sources. He claims that the narrative was written for the book of Isaiah, arguing that it predates the version found in Kings.
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Dan'el Kahn teaches in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa.
1. The problems; 2. Previous solutions; 3. A new historical-critical solution; 4. The BII source; 5. The political events in the eighth century BCE and the results of the 701 BCE campaign; 6. The BII source; 7. The historical background of BII source (683-671 BCE); 8. The BIII strand; 9. The Babylonian period; 10. The question of the priority of Isaiah 36-37 vs. Kings 18:13-19:37; 11. Isaiah 36-37 and their location in the literary unit Isaiah 36-39; 12. The present location of Isaiah 36-39 in the Book of Isaiah and the formation of the Book; 13. 2 Chronicles 32 and its relation to Isaiah 36-37; 14. Summary and conclusions; Bibliography; Appendix; Index to authors cited; Index to biblical passages cited; Index of geographic names and peoples; Index of names.

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