Disability and Isaiah's suffering servant [electronic resource] / Jeremy Schipper
- Schipper, Jeremy
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 168 pages).
- Biblical refigurations
- Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Disabling Progress in Suffering Servant Scholarship -- A translation of Isaiah 53 (52:13-53:12) -- The figures in Isaiah 53 -- Sources and structure of Isaiah 53 -- The suffering servant and the cultural history of disability -- Overview of forthcoming chapters -- 1.Disabling Methodology in Hebrew Bible Studies -- Defining disability according to various models -- What counts as disability imagery? -- Conclusions -- 2.The Servant as a Figure with Disabilities -- Bernhard Duhm, the servant songs, and the servant with disabilities -- The servant's disability as a social experience -- Was an able-bodied servant injured? -- Was an able-bodied servant killed? -- Did an able-bodied servant recover? -- Was the servant an able-bodied prisoner? -- Conclusions -- 3.The Servant as Scriptural Sufferer -- Disability imagery lost in translation -- Disability imagery lost in typology -- Conclusion: the invention of the able-bodied suffering servant -- 4.The Servant as Historical or Collective Sufferer -- Identifying the servant through disability -- The servant as messiah -- The servant as king -- The servant as prophet -- The servant as a collective reference -- Conclusions -- Conclusion: The Servant as Able-Bodied Passer -- Brave new worlds without disabilities -- Democratizing the servant or appropriating disability? -- The servant's afterlife: creative reapplying or passing?.
- The 'Suffering Servant' figure in Isaiah 53 has captured the imagination of readers since very early in the history of biblical interpretation. Most interpreters understand the servant as an otherwise able-bodied person who suffers. By contrast, this study shows that Isaiah 53 describes the servant with language and imagery typically associated with disability in the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern literature. It traces both the disappearance of the servant's disability from the interpretative history of Isaiah 53 and the scholarly creation of the able-bodied suffering servant.
- 9780191806575 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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