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

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed May 19 12:12:51 EDT 2004

Dear Vadim,

No, I am not making a logical error. I did not say that every rich 
person was evil. I said that richness is often associated with 
wickedness in the prophets. But most of the rich could be wicked. 
Here is a passage in Micah:

Mic. 6:9 Listen! The LORD is calling to the city - and to fear your 
name is wisdom -  "Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
Mic. 6:10 Am I still to forget, O wicked house, your ill-gotten 
treasures and the short ephah, which is accursed?
Mic. 6:11 Shall I acquit a man with dishonest scales, with a bag of 
false weights?
Mic. 6:12 Her rich men are violent; her people are liars and their 
tongues speak deceitfully.

HH: So the rich men of this city were evil, and the commentary I have 
suggests that the city was probably Jerusalem ("Micah," by Bruce 
Waltke, The Minor Prophets, ed. Thomas E. McComisky, p. 737).

				Harold Holmyard

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