By Oystein Lund
Oystein Lund provides a brand new method of texts in Isaiah 40-55 that care for methods and barren region transformation. past exegesis has generally learn those texts in a literal manner. in recent times, exegetes have mentioned that the so-called 'exodus texts' may still otherwise be interpreted metaphorically. the writer helps this, and as a result seeks to proceed this discourse via systematizing, intensifying, and deepening the argumentation for a metaphorical examining. He argues that almost all of the way-texts in Isaiah 40-55 are interrelated, and steadily give a contribution to discover questions concerning the way-situation of the folks. The way-theme seems to be within the prologue, and in 40:27 an issue strategy is verified while the folk is addressed: how will you say, O Jacob, and converse, O Israel, 'My method is hidden from the LORD, and my correct passes through my God'? a number of next way-texts are concerning this article, and jointly those draw a coherent photo during which the difficult way-situation of the folks long ago and current is reworked. JHWH establishes new ways that he leads his humans via their tricky panorama. Oystein Lund argues that the sort of coherent interpreting of the way-texts provides stable which means, that's in keeping with the over all message of Isaiah 40-55.