[B-Greek] HSAIAS 53:7
albert.pietersma at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 4 00:00:09 EST 2004
The NETS translation of Esa 53.7 (by Moises Silva) will read:
7 And he, because he has been ill-treated,
does not open his mouth;
like a sheep he was led to the slaughter,
and as a lamb is silent before the one shearing
so he does not open his mouth.
I agree. KAKOW has the fairly general sense of doing KAKON (harm) to
someone, hence 'ill-treat' / 'maltreat'. Grammatically the item (DIA TO
KEKAKWSQAI) is a clause rather than a phrase. Its syntactic function is
On Feb 3, 2004, at 9:41 PM, Richard Ghilardi wrote:
> Hi b-greekers,
> Is. 53:7 -- KAI AUTOS DIA TO KEKAKWSQAI OUK ANOIGEI TO STOMA' hWS
> PROBATON EPI SFAGHN HCQH KAI hWS AMNOS ENANTION TOU KEIRONTOS AUTON
> AFWNOS hOUTWS OUK ANOIGEI TO STOMA AUTOU.
> My question is about the phrase DIA TO KEKAKWSQAI. Does it mean:
> 1) "because he was abused" or "because of what he suffered"
> 2) "throughout his ordeal"
> Or have I missed the real meaning altogether?
> I hope to hear from some of the LXX experts on this list.
> Yours in His grace,
> Richard Ghilardi -- qodeshlayhvh at juno.com
> New Haven, CT USA
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