Isaiah 3.1-7 as a paratext with the Elijah-Elisha narratives?

Just a thought or two on this and then back to work…

Need to put this on “paper…”

The Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall take away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and prop (all supplies of bread and water):

Famine – 2 Kings 2.38-44; 6.25-33

Hero and warrior, judge and prophet, fortune-teller and elder,

Oh come on… that is just too easy…

The captain of fifty and the nobleman, counselor, skilled magician, and expert charmer.

Captain of fifty – 2 Kings 1.9-15

I will make striplings their princes; the fickle shall govern them,

Ahab anyone?

And the people shall oppress one another, yes, every man his neighbor. The child shall be bold toward the elder, and the base toward the honorable.

She-bears – 2 Kings 2.24

When a man seizes his brother in his father’s house, saying, “You have clothes! Be our ruler, and take in hand this ruin!” —

Then shall he answer in that day: “I will not undertake to cure this, when in my own house there is no bread or clothing! You shall not make me ruler of the people.” (NAB)

This part is tricky – so I’ll come back to it.

The first part of Isaiah is what, 8th century BCE? The Elijah-Elisha narratives are exile or after? That gives it time and accessibility.

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