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I n thi s respec t i t con forms t o 'B ' for m o f th e motif . Lik e th e 'C ' motif , however , i t belongs withi n the context o f Israel's salvation . 9-16 , an d tha t onc e agai n i t form s par t o f th e large r trans formation fro m judgmen t t o salvation . 9-10 (cf . 9-13 through the removal o f the foreig n invade r from th e land. 9-16) . A. 1-7. ) will now b e forgiven (KJBJ , v . 24). Thi s referenc e to Israel's iniquity, however, also directly recalls th e statements o f the AITKEN Hearing and Seeing 3 7 people's sinfulnes s (}w) i n 1.
Th e trans formation i s primaril y predicated o n th e realizatio n o f th e judgmen t 1. Readin g th e qere. 18-19) . D. Not Hear/See —Know/Understand Although thi s for m o f th e moti f i s no t clearl y articulated , i t ma y b e seen t o be presupposed b y a number of passages. 17-21 . A n increas e i n fertilit y (v . 17), together wit h the judgmen t o f th e wicke d (vv . 20-21), wil l creat e condition s i n which th e dea f wil l hear (i>&2? ) an d th e blin d wil l se e (n«i) , an d th e humble an d poor wil l rejoice i n the Holy One of Israel (vv .
That the scribe wa s willing to take liberties wit h this text is evident from th e rendering of 'et m e hassildah, 'th e waters o f Shiloah', a s 't my hswlh, 'th e water s o f th e one who sends'. This is a reference t o YHWH who elsewhere i n Isaia h 1. Thi s is indicated by the sharply angled hook shape of the letter in question, similar to the yotfs o f my, hhwlkym, an d rsyn fro m th e same line in the manuscript. Like these yocTs, the letter is much shorter than the waw that appears at the beginning of the word as well as those of hswlh, hhwlkym, I'wt, and w 't (cf .
Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings (JSOT Supplement Series) by Philip R. Davies, David J. A. Clines