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dc.contributor.advisorBotta, Alejandro F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPierce, Zachary Philipen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T14:41:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/37081
dc.description.abstractIsa 10:5–34 has long been understood as an oracle, like many others in the Book of First Isaiah, that expresses anti-Assyrian theology. The text inverts several policies and ideologies of Neo-Assyrian imperialism and projects them back on Assyria, portraying the Assyrian king, in particular, as the primary object of Yahweh’s derision. However, Isa 10:5–34 appears to be doing more than simply offering a polemic of Neo-Assyrian ideology; the text provides a detailed, systematic attack of key policies and ideology that define the Neo-Assyrian colonial mission, all of which is done to comfort a Judean population suffering and afraid under Assyrian rule. Thus, anti-Assyrian theology, on its own, might not be a useful term for defining the function of the text. When read in light of modern scholarship discussing the phenomenon of terrorism, however, Isa 10:5–34 takes on a different character. This Isaianic oracle might not be merely an expression of anti-Assyrian theology but, instead, an ancient rhetoric of counter-terrorism.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBiblical studiesen_US
dc.subjectAssyrian ideologyen_US
dc.subjectAssyriologyen_US
dc.subjectIsraelite prophecyen_US
dc.subjectRoyal inscriptionsen_US
dc.subjectTerrorismen_US
dc.titleProphetic counter-terrorism: a new perspective on anti-Assyrian theology in Isaiah 10:5–34en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-07-23T19:02:54Z
dc.description.embargo2021-07-23T00:00:00Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Sacred Theologyen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineTheologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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