[b-hebrew] Isa. 9:5

Tony Costa tmcos at rogers.com
Tue Aug 3 15:33:58 EDT 2004

Peter Kirk says> 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.

Dear Peter, from the context of Isa.10:21, 'EL GIBBOR appears as a title of
Yahweh. The "remnant of Jacob" which is what Shear-Jashub means, is
described as returning to 'EL GIBBOR. I think the presence of the direct
object marker in the Hebrew text naturally makes 'EL GIBBOR the object  to
which the remnant returns. The surrounding context (Isa.10:20-23) shows that
it is Yahweh who is the one that gathers his remnant and brings them to

Tony Costa

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