[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53:8 in the light of Genesis 9:26-27

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Dec 12 01:02:09 EST 2004


You wrote, "Take Gen 9:26, which Harold brings forward as the most relevant to singular. Canaan will the slave of Shem. Of course, Noah does not speak of one person becoming a slave to another, but rather of their posterity. The collective plural of the people of Shem is lmo."

Verses 26 and 27 here say nothing about the posterity, just the individuals are named. Saying that it refers to the posterity is not exegesis, but eisegesis, where you are adding to the text.

I thought you said that adding to the text is improper.

Karl W. Randolph.

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