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This journal web-page provides various information of the Korean Journal of Old Testament Studies. Information includes mainly the purpose and research areas of the KJOTS, regulations of all publication process, and the full texts of the articles which have already published.
Min-Suc Kee

(Korea Baptist Theological University)

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  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.49
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Current Issue : 2021, Vol.27, No.2

  • Yahweh's Sovereignty and Gôi in the Book of Isaiah

    Kim, Rae Yong | 2021, 27(2) | pp.10~45 | number of Cited : 0
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    This paper seeks to consider how Yahweh's sovereignty is highlighted in Isaiah 1-66. For this purpose, the Isaiah Book was divided into three parts and examined the period background of each part and the texts of presenting a vision for the future, and gôi or the expressions associated with the gôi. Isaiah 1-66 contains three different periodical backgrounds (8th century BCE, ch. 1–39; Babylon exilic period, ch. 40–55; the post exilic period, ch. 56–66), but focuses in common on Yahweh's sovereignty. In the three parts above, Yahweh's sovereignty is described and emphasized through historical crisis situations, future expressions, and gôi or the expressions related to gôi. In short, each prophecy refers to Yahweh's sovereignty, describing the current historical crisis situation and the presentation of the vision of the future, and adding expressions related to gôi to expand Yahweh as the sovereign of the universe. Isaiah 1-39 emphasizes the importance of Yahweh's trust in the situation of the Syrian-Ephraim War and the invasion of Sennacherib, saying that the nations and all Israel will recognize Yahweh's sovereignty over the world and return to give him gifts. Isaiah 40-55 insists that God's people had not been taken prisoner by the defeat of Marduk, and emphasizes Yahweh's cosmic sovereignty through four concepts related to Yahweh's identity (the only God, creator, savior, the Lord of history) and the "new work" related to the salvation of foreigners and escape from Babylon. Isaiah 56–66 emphasizes Yahweh's sovereignty in connection with the issue of delay in salvation and the acceptance of foreigners in the post-exilic period. In particular, it is emphasized that the delay in salvation did not result from Yahweh's incompetence and indifference, but because of the sins of the people, and that even foreigners can be saved if they obey Yahweh. In addition to the complete recovery of Zion, Yahweh strengthens his cosmic sovereignty through the presentation of the new heavens and the new earth the salvation of the foreigns will be completed. This argument will be one of the good alternatives to an integrated understanding of the three-part in the book of Isaiah.
  • The Reality of Miqdash (Sanctuary) Mentioned in the Song of Moses (Ex 15:17)

    Kim, Sang-Lae | 2021, 27(2) | pp.46~75 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study aims to explore the reality of the sanctuary (mikdash) mentioned in Exodus 15:17 in the world of the narrative of Exodus as it now stands. For this, five existing views are critically analyzed. The result shows that ‘heavenly sanctuary,’ ‘eschatological sanctuary,’ ‘land of Canaan,’ ‘Jerusalem Temple,’ and ‘Moses' Tabernacle’ all do not fit the contextual background or terms of the poem. Based on this criticism, a new alternative is suggested. That is the ‘Sinai mountain-sanctuary.’ It is a view that the mountain Sinai itself is functioning as a ‘sanctuary.’ This interpretation is firstly consistent with the spatio-temporal background of this poetic context. Secondly, it coincides with the structure of the text, where ‘sanctuary’ is set as complementary for explaining ‘mountain.’ Thirdly, it coincides with the description of ‘thy hands have established.’ Fourthly, the text of Exodus 19-24 confirms that understanding. Fifthly, the vividness of the Exodus narrative comes to life as it is. In the end, when the text is understood in this way, it is revealed hat this poem was sung by the Israelites who had just crossed the Red Sea as prophecy and promise about the upcoming Mount Sinai experience.
  • Eine Untersuchung zur Textformen von griechischen Sam-Kön anhand der Wiedergabe von hwhy mit ku,rioj ohne bzw. mit Artikel

    김정훈 | 2021, 27(2) | pp.76~100 | number of Cited : 0
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    Der vorliegende Beitrag gibt auf die Wiedergabe von hwhy mit ku,rioj Acht. Vor allem diese Wiedergabe steht in der Septuaginta hauptsächlich ohne Artikel aber manchmal auch mit Artikel. Zu diesem Thema wird meistens betrachtet, dass sie bei den wörtlich übertragenden Übersetzern ohen Artikel wiedergegeben wird dagegen bei den relativ frei Übertragenden mit Artikel. Allerdings betrachtet solche Meinung die unterschiedlichen Textformen nicht, die in der den griechische Text bietenden Handschrift vorhanden sind. Da handelt es sich bei der vorliegende Beitrag vor allem um die griechischen Sam-Kön, die eine komplexe Textgeschichte darstellen. Meiner Meinung nach ist die Textgeschichte auf Grund der Wiedrgabe von hwhy mit ku,rioj rekonstruierbar, wie folgt. Die Ur-Septuaginta fasste den Tetragram als Eigennamen, daher gab sie ihn hauptsächlich im Nominativ und im Genitiv mit ku,rioj ohne Artikel. Aber sie hatte vermutlich keine feste Regel bei den Fällen, wobei der Tetragramm mit Präpositionen verwendet wird. Diese Übersetzuingstechnik wurde im allgemeinen beim antiochenischen Text übernommen. Und zwar wurde sie sogar im Nominativ und im Genitiv etwas lockerer. Dagegen entwickelte die Kaige-Rezension eine ganz strenge Regel: Die wollte möglichst keinen Artikel vor dem Tetragramm setzen und Ihre Regel möglichst einheitlich bewahren.