[b-hebrew] Re.: Isaiah 53:8

Vadim Cherny vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Thu Dec 2 13:19:01 EST 2004

> In final clause the options seem to be:

1.  ...for the transgression of my people he was stricken.
2.  ...for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due.

I lean toward option 1 mainly on the basis of parallelism with the preceding clause and I take it as governed by the niphal perfect nigzar and the singular suffix of lamo.  

There is a bit of a difference in meaning in that option 2 expressly says something about the people whereas option 1 focuses on the person leaving conclusions about the people to inference.


Paul Traub
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>From pressure and from trial he was taken;
And with his generation who would argue
since he was sheared from the land of the living?
Because of the crime of my nation,
torment to it.

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Vadim Cherny

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