Death and Resurrection in Covenantal Context (Hos. Vi 2)

Death and Resurrection in Covenantal Context (Hos. Vi 2) DEATH AND RESURRECTION IN COVENANTAL CONTEXT (Hos. VI 2) BY J. WIJNGAARDS Hyderabad, India "Come, let us return to Jahweh! For he has torn that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up! After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him! Let us know, let us press on to know Jahweh ; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth!" Hos. vi 1-3 What resurrection is spoken of in verse two of this "penitential psalm" 1)? Down through the ages commentators have disagreed in their answer to this question. The Targum defined it as the eschato- logical rising of the Jewish nation 2). Christian Fathers arrayed the text in their apologetic arsenal of messianic prophecies concerning Christ's resurrection 3). Modern authors reject both these interpre- tations. When offering their own explanations, however, they also go apart into opposing camps. Some maintain that there is no ques- tion of death, but of sickness, and that this sickness with its healing should be understood as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vetus Testamentum Brill

Death and Resurrection in Covenantal Context (Hos. Vi 2)

Vetus Testamentum, Volume 17 (2): 226 – Jan 1, 1967

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© 1967 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0042-4935
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DEATH AND RESURRECTION IN COVENANTAL CONTEXT (Hos. VI 2) BY J. WIJNGAARDS Hyderabad, India "Come, let us return to Jahweh! For he has torn that he may heal us; he has stricken, and he will bind us up! After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him! Let us know, let us press on to know Jahweh ; his going forth is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth!" Hos. vi 1-3 What resurrection is spoken of in verse two of this "penitential psalm" 1)? Down through the ages commentators have disagreed in their answer to this question. The Targum defined it as the eschato- logical rising of the Jewish nation 2). Christian Fathers arrayed the text in their apologetic arsenal of messianic prophecies concerning Christ's resurrection 3). Modern authors reject both these interpre- tations. When offering their own explanations, however, they also go apart into opposing camps. Some maintain that there is no ques- tion of death, but of sickness, and that this sickness with its healing should be understood as

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Published: Jan 1, 1967

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