[b-hebrew] Limmuday (Isa 8:16)
kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Jun 15 03:03:53 EDT 2004
Where do you get this Christian translation? The idea of learning fits not only the immediate context, but also the context of the prophets that while they were teaching, no one was listening. This latter context is carried also in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.
There is no need to bring in any Messianic understanding.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> My guess is that Christian translations read "Lomedai", and understood this
> as meaning that the "teaching" (about Immanuel) would be "sealed" until the
> days of Jesus' desciples (although I don't know of a NT quote of this
> particular verse). What does JPS have? Your translation makes perfect sense
> to me.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shai Heijmans" <shaih at post.tau.ac.il>
> > Hi all,
> > I would like to hear your opinion about an idea I have regarding Isaiah
> > 8:16.
> > All translations identify "limmuday" with "desciples" (NRSV gives: "bind
> > up the testimony, seal the teaching among my disciples"), as do HALOT
> > and BDB.
> > Yet it doesn't really fit: if the disciples will get the law, why should
> > it be *sealed* in them?
> > Thanks,
> > Shai
> > --
> > Shai Heijmans
> > Dpt. of Hebrew and Semitic Languages
> > Tel Aviv University
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