Preface C.H.J. DE GEUS Isaiah's City A. VAN DER KOOIJ Rejoice, o Thirsty Desert! (Isaiah 35): On Zion in the Septuagint of Isaiah M. DE JONG From Legitimate King to Protected City: The Development of Isaiah 7:1-17 A.L.H.M. VAN WIERINGEN Assur and Babel against Jerusalem: The Reader-Oriented Position of Babel and Assur within the Framework of Isaiah 1-39 W.A.M. BEUKEN From Damascus to Mount Zion: A Journey through the Land of the Harvester (Isaiah 17-18) A.L.H.M. VAN WIERINGEN The Diseased King and the Diseased City (Isaiah 36 39) as a Reader-Oriented Link between Isaiah 1-39 and Isaiah 40-66 U. BERGES Zion and the Kingship of Yhwh in Isaiah 40-55 P. LUGTIGHEID The Notion of the City in Isaiah 44:21-46:13 A. VAN DER WOUDE The Comfort of Zion: Personification in Isaiah 40-66 K.A.D. JENNER Jerusalem, Zion and the Unique Servant of Yhwh in the New Heaven and the New Earth: A Study on Recovering Identity versus Lamenting Faded Glory (Isaiah 1-5 and 65-66) S. BOROCIN-KNOL Zion as an `Agunah?: An Interpretation of Isaiah 49:14; 50:1 and 54:6-8 Bibliography Contributors Index of Authors Index of Biblical Passages
Archibald L.H.M. van Wieringen, PhD (1993) in Theology, is senior lecturer of Old Testament at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Tilburg. He has published extensively on the book Isaiah, using his communication-oriented exegesis, including The Implied Reader in Isaiah 6-12 (Brill, 1998). Annemarieke van der Woude, PhD (2005) in Theology, is an independent biblical scholar. She has published especially on the drama-linguistic aspects of Deutero-Isaiah.