Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Tue Feb 6 08:44:10 EST 2001



----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond de Hoop" <rdehoop at keyaccess.nl>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew


> Harold R. Holmyard III <hholmyard at ont.com> wrote on 05-02-2001 13:25:
>
> >> Just difficult to find the right word at the time. I'll accept anything
that
> >> is better. "Nationality" didn't seem to be the right word, especially
when
> >> one thinks of the Diaspora. So, if Jonathan Safren feels he can supply
a
> >> better word for the *context*, he will be most welcome.
> >
> > The word "ethnic" may be a better term.
>
> I do not agree, because there is an important religious factor in it too.
So
> why not just refering to someone as being Jewish, as a Jew, or his
> Jewishness?
>
> Racial and ethnic have too much negative soundings with regard to the past
> of the Jewish people.

This reinforces Ian's search for a term that defines the aspect of that
Jewishness
from either a religious or a socio-ethnic standpoint.  "Racial" isn't really
the best
term but we all knew what he meant.

JK




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