[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: pierced?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Wed May 19 15:15:25 EDT 2004

Dear Harold,

That's a good place to start.
But did not you forget to account for the difference between mehulal and

Best regards,


> 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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