Biblical Bibliographies
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Isaiah 14

[see also:  Isa 13-14]

Albani, M., "The Downfall of Helel, the Son of Dawn. Aspects of Royal Ideology in Isa 14:12-13", in C. Auffarth – L. T. Stuckenbruck (eds.), The Fall of the Angels (Themes in Biblical Narrative: Jewish and Christian Traditions, 6; Leiden: Brill, 2004) 62-86.

Albani, M., "Herrschaft will Ewigkeit. Das Spottlied vom Aufstieg und Fall des »Sohnes der Morgenröte« (Jes 14,12ff) und sein königsideologischer Hintergrund", in A. Berlejung – R. Heckl (eds.), Mensch und König. Studien zur Anthropologie des Alten Testaments: Rüdiger Lux zum 60. Geburtstag (HBS 53; Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2008) 141-156.

Alfrink, B., "Der Versammlungsberg im äussersten Norden (Is. 14)", Bib 14 (1933) 41-67.

Amzallag, N. – M. Avriel, "The Cryptic Meaning of the Isaiah 14 Māšāl", JBL 131 (2012) 643-662.

Aster, S. Z., Reflections of Empire in Isaiah 1-39: Responses to Assyrian Ideology (ANEM 19; Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2017), esp. 135-150 (on Isa 14,28-32) and 240-244 (on Isa 14,4-21).

Avishur, Y., "'Atudei eres' (Isaiah 14:9) / עתודי ארץ (יש′ יד ט)", Shnaton 9 (1985) 159-164 [Hebrew] and XVII [English summary].

Bailey, L. R., "Isaiah 14:24-27", Int 36 (1982) 171-176.

Begrich, J., "Jesaja 14,28-32. Ein Beitrag zur Chronologie der israelitisch-judäischen Königszeit", ZDMG 86 (1933) 66-79. Reprinted in J. Begrich, Gesammelte Studien zum Alten Testament. Herausgegen von Walther Zimmerli (TB 21; München: Kaiser, 1964) 121-131.

Beuken, W. A. M., "Must Philistines Carry On Wailing? The Enduring Message of a Prophetic Oracle Addressed to a Hostile Nation (Is. 14,28-32)", in P. McCosker (ed.), What Is It That the Scripture Says? Essays in Biblical Interpretation, Translation and Reception in Honour of Henry Wansbrough (LNTS 316; London & New York; T & T Clark International, 2006) 50-60.

Bost, H., "Le chant sur la chute d'un tyran en Ésaïe 14", ETR 59 (1984) 3-14.

Brueggemann, W., "Planned People / Planned Book", in C. C. Broyles – C.A. Evans (eds), Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition (VTSup 70/1; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 19-37. [discusses Isa 14,24-27 on pp. 27-31 and 34-35]

Burns, J. B., "Does Helel 'Go to Hell'?", Proceedings Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies 9 (1989) 89-97.

Burns, J. B., "ḥoleš ʿal in Isaiah 14,12: A New Proposal", ZAH 2 (1989) 199-204.

Clements, R. E., "Isaiah 14,22-27: A Central Passage Reconsidered", in J. Vermeylen (ed.), The Book of Isaiah. Le Livre d'Isaïe. Les oracles, et leurs relectures; unité et complexité de l'ouvrage (BETL 81; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1989) 253-262.

Clifford, R. J., The Cosmic Mountain in Canaan and the Old Testament (HSM 4; Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972), esp. 160-168.

Cook, S. L., "Isaiah 14: The Birth of a Zombie Apocalypse?", Int 73 (2019) 130-142.

Craigie, P. C., "Helel, Athtar and Phaethon (Jes 14,12-15)", ZAW 85 (1973) 223-225.

Dietrich, M. – O. Loretz, "Wohnorte Els nach Ugarit- und Bibeltexten. Eine Studie zu ug. ġr ll || hr mʿd und he. hr mʿd || yrkty ṣpwn (KTU 1.2 I 20; Jes 14,13)", UF 29 (1997) 123-149.

Dupont-Sommer, A., "Note exégétique sur Isaïe 14,16-21", RHR 134 (1948) 72-80.

Eareckson, V. O., "The Originality of Isaiah XIV 27", VT 20 (1970) 490-491.

Eck, J., "Metamorphoses of a Tyrant: Isaiah 14:4b-21 Read in Its Wider Context", in J. Stromberg – J. T. Hibbard (eds.), The History of Isaiah: The Formation of the Book and Its Presentation of the Past (FAT 150; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021) 407-429.

Etz, D. V., "Is Isaiah XIV 12-15 a Reference to Comet Halley?", VT 36 (1986) 289-301.

Evans, J., "Paul Ricoeur's Biblical Hermeneutics: An Application to the Text Isa. 14:4b-20b", in J. V. Apczynski (ed.), Foundations of Religious Literacy. The Annual Publication of the College Theology Society 1982 (Chico, CA: Scholars, 1983) 59-78.

Franke, C. A., "The Function of the Oracles against Babylon in Isaiah 14 and 47", in E. H. Lovering (ed.), Society of Biblical Literature. 1993 Seminar Papers (SBLSP 32; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1993) 250-259.

Fullerton, K., "Isaiah 14:28-32", AJSL 42 (1925-1926) 86-109.

Gallagher, W. R., "On the Identity of Hêlēl Ben Šaḥar of Is. 14:12-15", UF 26 (1994) 131-146.

Gallagher, W. R., Sennacherib's Campaign to Judah: New Studies (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, 18; Leiden: Brill, 1999), esp. 87-90. [on Isa 14,4-21]

Ginsberg, H. L., "Reflexes of Sargon in Isaiah after 715 B.C.E.", JAOS 88 (1968) 47-53 [on Isa 14,4b-21 esp. 49-53]. [The memorial essays in JAOS 88/1 were also published separately with the same pagination in W. W. Hallo (ed.), Essays in Memory of E. A. Speiser (American Oriental Series, 53; New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society, 1968).]

Gordon, R. P., "The Gods Must Die: A Theme in Isaiah and Beyond", in M. van der Meer – P. van Keulen – W. T. van Peursen – B. ter Haar Romeny (eds.), Isaiah in Context: Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (VTSup 138; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 45-61.

Gosse, B., "Ezéchiel 28,11-19 et les détournements de malédictions", BN 44 (1988) 30-38.

Gosse, B., "Isaie 14,24-27 et le oracles contre les nations du livre d'Isaie", BN 56 (1991) 17-21.

Gosse, B., "Isaie 14,28-32 et les traditions sur Isaïe d'Isaïe 36-39 et Isaïe 20,1-6", BZ N.F. 35 (1991) 97-98.

Grelot, P., "Isaïe XIV 12-15 et son arrière-plan mythologique", RHR 149 (1956) 18-48.

Heiser, M. S., "The Mythological Provenance of Isa. XIV 12-15: A Reconsideration of the Ugaritic Material", VT 51 (2001) 354-369.

Hill, J., Friend or Foe? The Figure of Babylon in the Book of Jeremiah MT (Biblical Interpretation Series, 40; Leiden: Brill, 1999), esp. 181-185 and 189-192.

Holladay, W. L., "Text, Structure and Irony in the Poem on the Fall of the Tyrant, Isaiah 14", CBQ 61 (1999) 633-645.

Hunziker-Rodewald, R., "Thrones in Sheol: An Ancient Near Eastern Motif in Isaiah 14:9", in I. J. de Hulster – B. A. Strawn – R. P. Bonfiglio (eds.), Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015) 165-180.

Irwin, W. A., "The Exposition of Isaiah 14:28-32", AJSL 44 (1927-1928) 73-87.

Jahnow, H., Das hebräische Leichenlied im Rahmen der Völkerdichtung (BZAW 36; Giessen: Töpelmann, 1923), esp. 239-253.

Jenkins, A. K., "Isaiah 14,28-32: An Issue of Life and Death", Folia Orientalia 21 (1980) 47-63.

Jensen, H. J. L., "The Fall of the King", SJOT 5/1 (1991) 121-147.

Jensen, J., "Helel ben Shaḥar (Isaiah 14:12-15) in Bible and Tradition", in C. C. Broyles – C. A. Evans (eds.), Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition (VTSup 70.1 / Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature, 1.1; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 339-356.

Johnson, H. R. – S. Holm-Nielsen, "Comments on Two Possible References to Comets in the Old Testament", SJOT 7 (1993) 99-107. [discusses Isa 14,23]

Jong, M. J. de, Isaiah among the Ancient Near Eastern Prophets: A Comparative Study of the Earliest Stages of the Isaiah Tradition and the Neo-Assyrian Prophecies (VTSup 117; Leiden: Brill, 2007), esp. 139-146.

Kalimi, I., "The Retribution of Arrogance: The Assyrian King in Isaiah", RB 129 (2022) 25-48.

Keulen, P. van, "On the Identity of the Anonymous Ruler in Isaiah 14:4b-21", in M. N. van der Meer – P. van Keulen – W. van Peursen – B. ter Haar Romeny (eds.), Isaiah in Context. Studies in Honour of Arie van der Kooij on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (VTSup 138; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 109-123.

Kőszeghy, M., "Hybris und Prophetie: Erwägungen zum Hintergrund von Jesaja xiv 12-15", VT 44 (1994) 549-554.

Kotzé, Z., "Old Testament Prophecy as Divination: The Case of Isaiah 14:28-32", JSem 22 (2013) 90-100.

Kremser, K., "Helel Ben Schachar – Lucifer (Jes 14,12): Von der Entmythologisierung zur Apokalyptisierung?", PzB 30 (2021) 1-22.

Krusche, M., "The Descent to the Netherworld as a Result of Hubris in the Biblical Prophetic Literature", VT 74 (2024) 101-114.

Landy, F., "Seraphim and Poetic Process", in F. C. Black – R. Boer – E. Runions (eds.), The Labour of Reading: Desire, Alienation, and Biblical Interpretation. The Essays of This Volume Are Presented in Honour of Robert C. Culley at the Time of His Retirement (Semeia Studies, 36; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 1999) 15-34. [discusses Isa 14,28-32]

Little, T. A., Israel's Eschatological Enemy: The Identity of the King of Babylon in Isaiah 14:4-21 (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2020).

Loretz, O., "Der kanaanäisch-biblische Mythos vom Sturz der Sahar-Sohnes Hêlel (Jes 14:12-15)", UF 8 (1976) 133-136.

Loretz, O., "Literarische Quellen zur Stele des 'Baal au foudre' (RS 4.427). Ug. bmt I, bmt II, akkadische und hebräische Parallelen", UF 33 (2001) 325-376.

Maier, M. P., Völkerwallfahrt im Jesajabuch (BZAW 474; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), esp. 169-193. [on 14,1-2]

Marx, A., "La chute de 'Lucifer' (Esaïe 14,12-15; Luc 10,18). Préhistoire d'un mythe", RHPR 80 (2000) 171-185.

McKay, J. W., "Helel and the Dawn-Goddess. A Re-Examination of the Myth in Isaiah XIV 12-15", VT 20 (1970) 451-464.

Mizrahi, N., "The Linguistic History of מדהבה: From Textual Corruption to Lexical Innovation", RevQ 26,1 [101] (2013) 91-114. [Isa 14,4b]

Mizrahi, N., "The Textual History and Literary Background of Isa 14,4", ZAW 125 (2013) 433-447.

Morenz, L. D. – S. Schorch, "Der Seraph in der Hebräischen Bibel und in Altägypten", Or N.S. 66 (1997) 365-386.

Nordheim-Diehl, M. von, "Wer herrscht in der Scheol? Eine Untersuchung zu Jes 14,9", BN 143 (2009) 81-91.

O'Connell, R. H., "Isaiah XIV 4b-23: Ironic Reversal through Concentric Structure and Mythic Allusion", VT 38 (1988) 407-418.

Olyan, S. M., "Was the 'King of Babylon' Buried before His Corpse Was Exposed? Some Thoughts on Isa 14,19", ZAW 118 (2006) 423-426.

Page, H. R., Jr., The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of Its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (VTSup 65; Leiden: Brill, 1996), esp. 120-140.

Poirier, J. C., "An Illuminating Parallel to Isaiah XIV 12", VT 49 (1999) 371-389.

Prinsloo, W. S., "Isaiah 14,12-15 – Humiliation, Hubris, Humiliation", ZAW 93 (1981) 432-438.

Quell, G., "Jesaja 14,1-23", in L. Rost (ed.), Festschrift Friedrich Baumgärtel zum 70. Geburtstag, 14. Januar 1958, gewidmet von den Mitarbeitern am Kommentar zum Alten Testament (KAT), überreicht von Johannes Herrmann (Erlanger Forschungen. Reihe A, Geisteswissenschaften, 10; Erlangen: Universitätsbund Erlangen, 1959) 131-157.

Quick, L., "Hêlēl Ben-Šaḥar and the Chthonic Sun: A New Suggestion for the Mythological Background of Isa 14:12-15", VT 68 (2018) 129-148.

Roberts, J. J. M., "The Rod that Smote Philistia: Isaiah 14:28-32", in D. S. Vanderhooft – A. Winitzer (eds.), Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature: Essays on the Ancient Near East in Honor of Peter Machinist (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013) 381-396.

Roberts, J. J. M., "Isaiah 14:24-27: Genuine Isaianic Expectations or Josianic Redaction? A Critical Evaluation of the Theory of a Major Josianic Edition of the Isaianic Tradition", in J. Stromberg – J. T. Hibbard (eds.), The History of Isaiah: The Formation of the Book and Its Presentation of the Past (FAT 150; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021) 131-144.

Ruwe, A. – U. Weise, "Das Joch Assurs und jhwhs Joch. Ein Realienbegriff und seine Metaphorisierung in neuassyrischen und alttestamentlichen Texten", ZABR 8 (2002) 274-307. [cf. Isa 14,25]

Savignac, J. de, "Les 'Seraphim'", VT 22 (1972) 320-325.

Schöpflin, K., "Ein Blick in die Unterwelt (Jesaja 14)", TZ 58 (2002) 299-314.

Schweitzer, S. J., "Mythology in the Old Greek of Isaiah: The Techniques of Translation", CBQ 66 (2004) 214-230. [various remarks on Isa 14 among other texts]

Seufert, M., "Zechariah 1.11's Allusion to Isaiah and Jeremiah", JSOT 42.2 (Dec. 2017) 247-263. [Isa 14,7]

Shipp, R. M., Of Dead Kings and Dirges. Myth and Meaning in Isaiah 14:4b-21 (SBL Academia Biblica, 11; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature Press; Leiden: Brill, 2002).

Spronk, K., "Down with Hêlel! The Assumed Mythological Background of Isa. 14:12", in M. Dietrich – I. Kottsieper (eds.), "Und Mose schrieb dieses Lied auf". Studien zum Alten Testament und zum Alten Orient (AOAT 250; Münster: Ugarit Verlag, 1998) 717-726.

Spronk, K., "Perverse Delight: Some Observations on an Unpleasant Theme in the Old Testament", in B. Becking – D. Human (eds.), Exile and Suffering. A Selection of Papers Read at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Old Testament Society of South Africa OTWSA / OTSSA, Pretoria, August 2007 (OTS 50; Leiden: Brill, 2008) 147-159.

Stolz, F., "Die Bäume des Gottesgartens auf dem Libanon", ZAW 84 (1972) 141-156.

Suriano, M. J., The Politics of Dead Kings. Dynastic Ancestors in the Book of Kings and Ancient Israel (FAT II/48; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), esp. 161-163. [on the Rephaim in Isa 14,9]

Tadmor, H., "Philistia under Assyrian Rule", BA 29 (1966) 86-102.

Van Leeuwen, R. C., "Isa 14:12, ḥôlēš ʿal gwym and Gilgamesh XI,6", JBL 99 (1980) 173-184.

Vanderburgh, F. A., "The Ode on the King of Babylon, Isaiah XIV, 4b-21", AJSL 29 (1912-1913) 111-121.

Vayntrub, J., Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on Its Own Terms (Ancient Word; Abingdon, Oxon & New York: Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2019), esp. 145-164.

Vercruysse, J.-M., "Les Pères de l'Église et la chute de l'ange (Lucifer d'après Is 14 et Ez 28)", RevScRel 75 (2001) 147-174.

Versaci, C., Il delirio dell'onnipotenza: la critica al potere e alla sua storia in Is 14,4b-20: esegesi e intertestualità della pericope (Supplementi alla Rivista Biblica, 57; Bologna: EDB, 2014).

Vollenweider, S., "Luzifer – Herrlichkeit und Sturz des Lichtengels. Eine Gegengeschichte zu Demut und Erhöhung von Jesus Christus", JBT 26 (2011) 203-226.

Weisman, Z., Political Satire in the Bible (Semeia Studies, 32; Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1998). [discusses Isa 14,4-21 among other texts]

Werner, W., Eschatologische Texte in Jesaja 1-39: Messias, Heiliger Rest, Völker (FB 6; Würzburg: Echter, 1982), esp. 190-195. [on Isa 14,24-27 and related texts]

Westermann, C., Prophetische Heilsworte im Alten Testament (FRLANT 145, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1987), esp. 150-152; = Prophetic Oracles of Salvation in the Old Testament (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 1991; Edinburgh: Clark, 1992) 196-199.

Williamson, H. G. M., "The Evil Empire: Assyria in Reality and as a Cipher in Isaiah", in R. G. Kratz – J. Schaper (eds.), Imperial Visions: The Prophet and the Book of Isaiah in an Age of Empires (FRLANT 277; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020) 15-40.

Wyatt, N., "The Concept and Purpose of Hell: Its Nature and Development in West Semitic Thought", Numen 56 (2009) 161-184.

Wyk, W. C. van, "Isaiah 14:4b-21: A Poem of Contrast and Irony", in W. C. van Wyk (ed.), Studies in Isaiah (OTWSA Old Testament Essays, 22-23 [1979-1980]; Pretoria: NHW Press, 1981) 240-247.

Yee, G. A., "The Anatomy of Biblical Parody: The Dirge Form in 2 Samuel 1 and Isaiah 14", CBQ 50 (1988) 565-586. [on Isa 14 esp. 573-586]

Zehnder, M., "Jesaja 14,1f.: Widersprüchliche Erwartungen zur Stellung der Nicht-Israeliten in der Zukunft?", in B. Huwyler – H.-P. Mathys –B. Weber (eds.), Prophetie und Psalmen. Festschrift für Klaus Seybold zum 65. Geburtstag (AOAT 280; Münster: Ugarit Verlag, 2001) 3-29.