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

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sun May 16 16:51:52 EDT 2004

Dear Harold,
Steve showed evidence of translation of "death" or
"tomb." He did not show evidence of "intensive plurals."
Liz Fried

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold R. Holmyard III [mailto:hholmyard at ont.com]
> Sent: Sun, May 16, 2004 4:35 PM
> To: Lisbeth S. Fried
> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: In his death?
> Dear Liz,
> Steve just posted a great deal of information showing that people 
> down through history have understood an intensive plural meaning 
> death. The fact that translators disagree does not prove them all 
> wrong. If you look at published major translations, you will see few 
> that have "altars" or "sepulchers." They have "death."
> 				Yours,
> 				Harold Holmyard
> >I think that so many  translators see the word bamot
> >here (translating altars and sepulchars, etc.) suggest
> >that the plural form doesn't make sense as "deaths."
> >To translate it as "death of an individual" you have to
> >emend the text. Now, I don't see any problem in that
> >myself, since it just means ditching one small (stray?) dot.
> >To keep the text as it is tho, requires you to read bamot
> >I would think, altars, temples, or something cultic, maybe
> >they had mausoleums. This is post Mausolus, after all.
> >Liz Fried
> >A2

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