Isaiah 2:13

Hebrew Bible

11 Proud men will be brought low, arrogant men will be humiliated; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. 12 Indeed, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has planned a day of judgment for all the high and mighty for all who are proud—they will be humiliated; 13 for all the cedars of Lebanon that are so high and mighty, for all the oaks of Bashan, 14 for all the tall mountains, for all the high hills, 15 for every high tower, for every fortified wall,

Zechariah 11:2

Hebrew Bible

1 Open your gates, Lebanon, so that the fire may consume your cedars. 2 Howl, fir tree, because the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees have been destroyed. Howl, oaks of Bashan, because the impenetrable forest has fallen. 3 Listen to the howling of shepherds, because their magnificence has been destroyed. Listen to the roaring of young lions, because the thickets of the Jordan have been devastated. 4 The Lord my God says this: “Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.

 Notes and References

"... Structurally, Zechariah 11 stands at the center of Zechariah 9–14 as a whole, a position I argued in 1989 and one Katrina J. A. Larkin adopted. I further argue here that the chapters grew incrementally: Zechariah 9 (around Zechariah 9:9–10), then Zechariah 10:1 + 3b–12, then Zechariah 11–14, with Zechariah 11 serving as the centerpiece or as the fulcrum on which all six chapters pivot. In addition, as seen in the paragraph above, Zechariah 10:2–3a was written by that same redactor to weld together Zechariah 9–10 and 11–14. This argument employs form criticism in the analysis of the chapters, but treats the chapters as a collection that grew in stages. Some scholars argue that Zechariah 14 was added after Zechariah 9–13 took shape, but it too shows interest in the villains of Zechariah 11:4–16, the “merchants,” and makes one last condemnation of them (Zechariah 14:21b, another redactional addition). Zechariah 11:1–3 and Zechariah 13:7–9 join Zechariah 10:2–3a as the primary redactional seams. The literary nature of Zechariah 11:1–3 can be demonstrated by means of a diagram that shows the intertextual bases of the three verses. (Isaiah 2:13-15; 10:33-34; Jeremiah 25:34-8; Zechariah 11:1-3) ..."

Redditt, Paul L. "Form Criticism in Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: From Oral Sayings to Literature" in Boda, Mark J., et al. (eds.) The Book of the Twelve and the New Form Criticism (pp. 265-284) Society of Biblical Literature, 2015

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