[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: In his death?

emmanuel.le4 emmanuel.le4 at wanadoo.fr
Sat May 15 06:47:04 EDT 2004


> Well, since the argument started to deviate into a messianic debate, may I
> suggest to concentrate, to begin with, on a single word:
>
> bemotav
>
> It is uniformly translated as
>
> in his death
>
> How so? The word is in plural in every mss, even in Qumran.
>
> So, it is either,
>
> in his deathS,
>
> or, from boma,
>
> his altars
>
> I would love to read any arguments to the contrary.
>


I'm far from being a Hebrew scholar yet, but Gesenius mentions something on
intensive plurals (124 e)
One might need to have a look at Ezk 28:10, where the same word is in the
plural.

Emmanuel





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