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Title: Zebediah and the Servant
Author(s): BEGG, C.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 62 Issue: 4 Date: December 1986
In the concluding chapter of his classic The Suffering Servant in Deutero-Isaiah (Oxford, 1956)à, p. 192 C.R. North lists no less than fifteen personages of Israel's history whom one or other scholar has identified as the figure spoken of in the 'Servant Songs' of Isa 40-55. In reading over North's list one is struck by the non-appearance of one figure who, a a near-contemporary of Deutero-Isaiah and as the object of considerable attention both in various Biblical books of approximately the same date as Isa 40-55 (Kings, Jeremiah, Ezekiel) and in subsequent Jewish tradition, might a priori seem to have a better claim for inclusion than many of the names actually cited, i.e. Judah's last king, Zekekiah.