Judges 5:31

Hebrew Bible

29 The wisest of her ladies answer; indeed she even thinks to herself, 30 ‘No doubt they are gathering and dividing the plunder—a girl or two for each man to rape! Sisera is grabbing up colorful cloth, he is grabbing up colorful embroidered cloth, two pieces of colorful embroidered cloth, for the neck of the plunderer!’ 31 “May all your enemies perish like this, O Lord! But may those who love you shine like the rising sun at its brightest.” And the land had rest for forty years.

Isaiah 30:26

Hebrew Bible

24 The oxen and donkeys used in plowing will eat seasoned feed winnowed with a shovel and pitchfork. 25 On every high mountain and every high hill there will be streams flowing with water, at the time of great slaughter when the fortified towers collapse. 26 The light of the full moon will be like the sun’s glare, and the sun’s glare will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, when the Lord binds up his people’s fractured bones and heals their severe wound. 27 Look, the name of the Lord comes from a distant place in raging anger and awesome splendor. He speaks angrily, and his word is like destructive fire. 28 His battle cry overwhelms like a flooding river that reaches one’s neck. He shakes the nations in a sieve that isolates the chaff; he puts a bit into the mouth of the nations and leads them to destruction.

 Notes and References

"... Targum Jonathan Isaiah 41:25 (‘I will bring a king openly who is strong as the north wind, and he will come as the going forth of the sun in its might from the east’) seems to quote the expression ‘as the going forth of the sun in its might’ in Targum Jonathan Judges 5:31, which is in itself a literal Aramaic rendering of the Hebrew phrase ... Although it is open to debate, it is possible here to speak of quotations,63 bearing in mind the definition of Hughes given above. The expression used in Targum Jonathan Isaiah 41:25 may be recognized by the reader as referring to a specific textual source and knowing this source contributes to the meaning for the reader. Such a way of ‘quoting’ may be the result of editorial activity, bringing in line two analogous passages ... (Compare Targum Jonathan Isaiah 30:26, 2 Samuel 23:4. We have to remark here that in Targum Jonathan Judges the expression emphasizes the transformation into light of the righteous ‘lovers’, but in Isaiah 41:25 the strength of the king that will arise) ..."

Houtman, Alberdina, and Harry Sysling Alternative Targum Traditions: The Use of Variant Readings for the Study in Origin and History of Targum Jonathan (pp. 149-150) Brill, 2009

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