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Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah

A Metaphor for Zion Theology

Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah

A Metaphor for Zion Theology

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£57.70

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433121579
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 18/10/2013
Width: 15 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah: A Metaphor for Zion Theology offers the unique perspective that personified mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is not just a metaphor used for a rhetorical purpose but a cognitive metaphor representing Zion theology, a central theme in the Book of Isaiah. The author deftly combines the methods of metaphor theory and intertextuality to explain the vital but often overlooked conundrum that Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an innocent mother, unlike the adulterous wife in other prophetic books. This interpretation offers a vital corrective to the view of women in the biblical context. As a result of this usage, Deutero-Isaiah paradoxically presents Yahweh the Creator as the one who gives birth to the people, not mother Zion. This understanding explains the concentration of gynomorphic imagery used for God in this prophetic book, providing a counterbalance to patriarchal perspectives of God. Finally, a fresh insight is offered into the ongoing debate between universalism and nationalism in Deutero-Isaiah, based on the premise that as a symbol of Zion theology, mother Zion represents Yahweh's universal sovereignty rather than a nationalistic ethnicity. Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an invaluable resource in courses that deal with issues in Isaiah, biblical interpretation, and feminist hermeneutics, especially regarding the feminine personification of Zion and the maternal imagery of God.

Maggie Low

Maggie Low received her PhD in Old Testament from Union-PSCE in Richmond, Virginia. She is an Old Testament lecturer at Trinity Theological College, Singapore, and an ordained minister of The Presbyterian Church in Singapore.

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