[b-hebrew] Isaiah 64:4
shevaroys at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 31 11:53:02 EDT 2004
Dear Harold and George,
I did mean Is 64:4 in the English Bible and my
question particularly is about the phrase "O God". In
KJV I have "O God" in NKJV and others I have "A God",
in JPS (Is 64:3) "A God" and in the Qumran scroll
translation "O God". So I am wondering what is the
exact translation from Hebrew, is it "a God" or "O
I truely appreciate your help.
--- "George F. Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:22:32 -0500 "Harold R.
> Holmyard III"
> <hholmyard at ont.com> writes:
> > Dear Sujata,
> > Here's a try at a word-for-word translation of Isa
> > And from ancient time they have not heard, they
> have not listened
> > to-eye has not seen-a God besides you He acts for
> the one who waits
> > for Him.
> > I think the phrase "He acts for the one who waits
> for Him" is really
> > an unmarked relative clause. That is, it lacks a
> particle like a
> > relative pronoun but really modifies "God."
> > So it would be:
> > And from ancient time people have not heard or
> perceived (no eye has
> > seen) a God besides You who acts for the one who
> waits for Him.
> > Now that's 64:4 in an English Bible. Is that what
> you wanted, or did
> > you want Isa 64:4 in a Hebrew Bible?
> > Yours,
> > Harold Holmyard
> > _______________________________________________
> Since the originator of this thread apparently
> doesn't know Hebrew, I
> don't think the correct passage is Is 64.4 but 64.5
> since there is a
> discrepancy in the numbering.
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