An Intertextual Analysis of Zechariah 9-10: The Earlier Restoration Expectations of Second Zechariah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studie
By: Suk Yee Lee (author)Hardback
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This book conducts an in-depth study on the ideas about future salvation in Zechariah 9-10. In accommodation of the allusive character of the text, Lee uses the methodology of intertextual analysis to examine the markers in the text. Having established the moments of intertextuality, Lee investigates the sources and their contexts, analyzing how the intertexts are used in the new context of the host and exploring how the antecedents shape the reading of the later text. Thus, Lee argues that Zechariah 9-10 leverages earlier biblical material in order to express its view on restoration, which serves as a lens for the prophetic community in Yehud to make sense of their troubled world in the early Persian period, ca. 440 B.C. These two chapters envision the return of Yahweh who inaugurates the new age, ushering in prosperity and blessings. The earlier restoration expectations of Second Zechariah anticipate the formation of an ideal remnant settling in an ideal homeland, with Yahweh as king and David as vice-regent, reigning in Zion. The new commonwealth is not only a united society but also a cosmic one, with Judah, Ephraim, and the nations living together in peace.
Dr Suk Yee Lee is Director of Christian Education at Tai Po Baptist Church in Hong Kong and Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, Hong Kong.
TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS LIST OF TABLES ABBREVIATIONS INTRODUCTION 1 DATING AND SETTING 2 THE ADVENT OF THE DIVINE KING: AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF ZECHARIAH 9:1-8 3 THE RESTORATION OF AN IDEAL KINGSHIP: AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF ZECHARIAH 9:9-10 4 THE RESTORATION OF AN IDEAL PEOPLE: AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF ZECHARIAH 9:11-17 5 THE TRANSFORMATION OF JUDAH: AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF ZECHARIAH 10:1-5 6 THE RESTORATION OF EPHRAIM: AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF ZECHARIAH 10:6-12 CONCLUSION BIBLIOGRAPHY Index
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