[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53:8

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Fri Dec 10 05:28:48 EST 2004

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From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> Look at 2 Kings 1:1, 3:5,7, 8:20, 22 and so forth: these are examples of
vassal nations rebelling against their overlord. P$( in these verses clearly
refers to rebellion, and it is often used of man's rebellion against God.
(It might mean "crime" in modern Hebrew, but that's irrelevant to this

Karl, while it is true that the verb Pa$a(  b... means "rebel against", it
can be used to rebel against either a human overlord or God. The noun Pe$a(,
however, means "crime". It is often paralelled by X+) "sin", because the
Bible is a book about the raelationship between God and man, and to commit a
crime against God is to sin, but it still means "crime". Gen. 50:17, or for
that matter Amos 1 and 2, certainly have nothing to do with rebellion,
unless you are to consider any crime a rebellion.


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