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Title: Die Armen im Buch Jesaja
Subtitle: Ein Beitrag zur Literaturgeschichte des AT
Author(s): BERGES, Ulrich
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 80    Issue: 2   Date: 1999   
Pages: 153-177
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.80.2.3200558

Abstract :
In the book of Isaiah, as opposed to other prophets, the topic of the poor is especially important. The socially speaking needy but independent small landholder (Amos) becomes a privileged favourite of YHWH in the message of Isaiah. In the eschatological registrations the poor are taken to Zion. During the Babylonian exile, in the 'furnace of distress' (Isa 48,10) arises the servant of YHWH, i.e. the Gola willing to return to their country. In the last part of the book the servants, descendants of the oppressed Ebed and the humiliated woman Zion emerge from the Gola. The constellation of different motifs concerning the poor, Zion and the servants gives the book of Isaiah in its final redaction quite a special appearance.

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