Immanuel (was: The Linkage Between Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6)

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Sat Mar 10 10:44:28 EST 2001

And (now we are in 9:6, Hebrew 9:5) what about the following ):ABIY(AD? One
word, with what meaning? Or two words, "everlasting Father", to follow
"mighty God" for )"L GIB.OWR, as we Christians hear it read every Christmas?

Peter Kirk

-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Fried [mailto:lizfried at]
Sent: 09 March 2001 22:54
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: RE: Immanuel (was: The Linkage Between Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6)

Dear All,
> read "God IS with us" with expressed copula that is unnecessary
> in BH.
Or maybe, "God is against us," since
it is in the context of the coming Assyrians.
Verbs like "strive", "contend" take (m as the following preposition.

I don't understand the issue about one word or two. Isaiah gave
his kids funny names. One kid he named Maher $alal Ha$ baz.
Four separate words, still a name.

How should )l gibbor be translated?


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