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Izaak J. de Hulster

Iconographic Exegesis and Third Isaiah

[Ikonographische Exegese und Tritojesaja.]

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Izaak J. de Hulster provides a method to include pictorial material of the Ancient Near East in exegesis and applies this method in three studies: the memorial in Isaiah 56:5, light in Isaiah 60 and grape processing in Isaiah 63.
Although scholars employ pictorial material in biblical exegesis, the question of how images from the Ancient Near East can contribute to a better understanding of the Bible has been left unanswered. This is the first monograph to outline a historical method for iconographic exegesis. The methodological study includes both responses to important theoretical questions such as »What is an image?« and »What is culture?« and an interdisciplinary exploration of issues of history, art history, archaeology and cultural anthropology. The three-stage method proposed is embedded in hermeneutical and exegetical reflections. The application of iconographical exegesis to the interpretation of metaphors is also considered. In demonstrating the method and its application, Izaak J. de Hulster focuses on Third Isaiah and develops three iconographical exegetical studies on yad in Isaiah 56:5, light in Isaiah 60 and grape processing in Isaiah 63.

Izaak J. de Hulster Born 1979; 2008 PhD (Utrecht); since 2014 University Researcher at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki; 2017 Habilitation (Göttingen).


The following reviews are known:

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism — 2 (2011), S. 128–129
In: Bibliotheca Orientalis — 70 (2013), S. 183–185 (P.J. Harland)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 91 (2011), S. 300–301 (R. Hunziker-Rodewald)
In: Journal of Hebrew Scriptures — http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/reviews_new/review491.htm (10/2010) (René Schurte)
In: Bulletin for Biblical Research — 21.2 (2011), S. 256–257 (Nathan J. Chambers)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — 56 (2009/10), 93, 490, 1480
In: Old Testament Abstracts — 33 (2010), S. 186–187 (Christopher T. Begg)
In: The Expository Times — 121 (2010), S. 474 (Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 122 (2010), S. 311–312 (U. B.)
In: Vestnik der St-Tichon-Universität — 30 (2010), S. 105–108
In: Revue Théologique de Louvain — 41 (2010), S. 576 (P.-M. Bogaert)