Year 2019, Volume , Issue 6, Pages 78 - 87 2019-12-31

What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19

Selim ADALI [1]


This paper seeks to interpret a unique gentilic in the Book of Isaiah. Placed with what in redactional methodology is referred to as Trito-Isaiah, Isaiah 66:19 lists several names of nations and among them is a certain Môšḵê qešet, translated as "Meshech of the bow". Meshech is a reference to Phrygia between Lydia and Tubal/Tabal in Central Anatolia. Although the term bow may be assumed for Meshech, it is not something specific to them in ancient Near Eastern, ancient Greek or Hebrew Bible tradition. The referece to the "bow" in Isaiah 66:19 can be understood as a marker for a literary allusion to Genesis 9:13. The use of another marker in the Masoretic text, the word "sign" (ôt) in both Isaiah 66:19 and Genesis 9:13 further strengthens this interpretation.
Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, Genesis, Literary Allusion, Meshech
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Orcid: 0000-0002-3398-892X
Author: Selim ADALI (Primary Author)
Institution: Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi
Country: Turkey


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Publication Date : December 31, 2019

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APA ADALI, S . (2019). What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19. Filistin Araştırmaları Dergisi , (6) , 78-87 . DOI: 10.34230/fiad.655416
MLA ADALI, S . "What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19". Filistin Araştırmaları Dergisi (2019 ): 78-87 <http://filistin.org/en/issue/51562/655416>
Chicago ADALI, S . "What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19". Filistin Araştırmaları Dergisi (2019 ): 78-87
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ISNAD ADALI, Selim . "What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19". Filistin Araştırmaları Dergisi / 6 (December 2020): 78-87 . https://doi.org/10.34230/fiad.655416
AMA ADALI S . What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19. FAD. 2019; (6): 78-87.
Vancouver ADALI S . What of the Land with Bows? Archers of “Meshech” and the Allusion to Genesis in Isaiah 66:19. Filistin Araştırmaları Dergisi. 2019; (6): 87-78.