[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: pierced?

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed May 19 14:09:27 EDT 2004


Dear Vadim,

The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew lists four homonymn (homograph) 
verbs with the form HLL. The word MHLL in Isa 53:5 is from the HLL 
that means "be pierced." It is attested at a number of verses, and 
the form in Isa 53:5 is a POAL form, which is a passive conjugation 
similar to the Pual. It is a masculine singular participle.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

>Perhaps anyone would care to discuss the word "pierced" in Isaiah 53?
>Let's talk about the difference between halal, mehulal and meholal, 
>and perhaps between "killed" and "pierced."
>Pure grammar, no ideology.
>Any takers?


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