[b-hebrew] Isa. 9:5

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Aug 3 14:47:50 EDT 2004

On 03/08/2004 16:27, Tony Costa wrote:

>Peter Kirk wrote> "The Christian interpretation of 'EL
>>GIBBOR may seem out of place in the context, but this kind of name made
>>up of 'EL and a noun or adjective was reasonably common in pre-exilic
>>times as a personal name and not considered a divine title."
>If 'EL GIBBOR  was not considered a divine title, why is it used of Yahweh
>in Isa.10:21? Is this not the only the place (9:5) where this title is
>actually applied to a human being? ...

Good question. But is 10:21 actually a reference to YHWH, or could it be 
to Elgibbor son of Isaiah? The verse includes a pun on the name of his 
other son Shear-Jashub.

Peter Kirk
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