[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53 read within the book as a whole
kwrandolph at email.com
Fri May 21 03:35:49 EDT 2004
Years ago I heard another description of
Kapalayyim, but that was in a speech and
I dont know if it was accurate. The
speaker said that when a debt was owed, a
document stating the fact was posted in a
public place, usually in the town gate.
When the debt was paid off, the debt
document was folded over indicating
repayment. That folding over was called a
My question: is there any historical or
archeological evidence that would show
this, or was the speaker blowing hot air?
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>
> Dear David,
> I like this idea that Isaiah 53 explains how
> Israel received double for all her sins, and I
> will have to try and read Isaiah that way to see
> if it works. I have always understood double to
> imply that Israel had been punished twice as much
> as she had sinned. And much in Scripture suggests
> Israel will be punished terribly before ultimate
> peace and victory comes. So while I accept all
> that you said and am grateful that you said it,
> the words of Isaiah 40 still seem enigmatic.
> Harold Holmyard
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