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Ed. ) 1926 Th e Commentary of David Kimhi on Isaiah (Columbi a University Oriental Series, 19 ; New York: Columbia University). Fullerton, K . 1924 "Th e Interpretatio n o f Isaia h 8 , 5-10', JBL 43 : 253-89 . Gesenius, W. W . Vogel) . , E. E. Cowley 1983 Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar (Oxford: Clarendon Press ; 2nd English edn) . Giesebrecht, F . 1888 'Di e Immanuelweissagung' , TSK 61 : 217-64. Hitzig, F. F . Winter) . L. 1989 Jeremiah, I I (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress Press) , Irvine, S. 1990 Isaiah, Ahaz, an d th e Syro-Ephraimitic Crisis (SBLDS , 123 ; Atlanta: Scholars Press).

IV The preceding survey s of prior scholarship on Isa. 6 and the ancient textual version s establis h tw o basi c points . First , th e presenc e o f umesos i n thi s vers e present s difficul t grammatica l an d syntactical problems tha t prior attempts to explain the form or t o emen d i t hav e failed t o resolve. Secondly , the ancient textual versions uniformly pre suppose th e term um esos, but render it as a verbal expression base d o n the roo t s'ws/sys fro m whic h um esos i s derived .

The attainmen t o f knowledg e an d understandin g expresse d o r implied in these passages i s the result of looking to Yahweh, seeing hi s work an d hearin g hi s words . Hence , a s i n th e 'A ' for m o f th e moti f connected wit h Israel's judgment, the relation between th e terms i n the positive-positive for m is also empirical an d didactic in character. Thi s form, however , belong s rathe r within the context of Israel's salvation . 8b-1 4 an d tha t it i s bound up wit h the large r transformatio n from judgment to salvation.

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