[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: the arm
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Sun May 16 16:48:31 EDT 2004
>On extinguishing the arguments on bemotaw, perhaps we can discuss another
>Vs. 1: And on whom the arm of God was revealed?
>Common translation "to whom" is implauisble, since the preposition is al.
>Although interpreted as some kind of revelation or divine power given to
>the man, this verse has the opposite meaning. iad of God only denotes the
>crushing power of God. With al, it means to cause bitterness. It is never
>beneficial to the object of application. Isaiah has a tendency of
>employing archaic zroa instead of iad, but meaning is basically the same.
>Therefore, the man did not possess any sign or power, but someone (and
>antecedent is not that man, in my opinion) was punished by God.
>Any objections, please?
HH: Yes, (L often functions with verbs of speech. See
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew lexicon, under (L at 7.c. (b).
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