[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53 read within the book as a whole

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri May 21 03:35:49 EDT 2004


Years ago I heard another description of 
Kapalayyim, but that was in a speech and 
I don’t know if it was accurate. The 
speaker said that when a debt was owed, a 
document stating the fact was posted in a 
public place, usually in the town gate. 
When the debt was paid off, the debt 
document was folded over indicating 
repayment. That folding over was called a 

My question: is there any historical or 
archeological evidence that would show 
this, or was the speaker blowing hot air?

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>

> Dear David,
> I like this idea that Isaiah 53 explains how 
> Israel received double for all her sins, and I 
> will have to try and read Isaiah that way to see 
> if it works.  I have always understood double to 
> imply that Israel had been punished twice as much 
> as she had sinned. And much in Scripture suggests 
> Israel will be punished terribly before ultimate 
> peace and victory comes. So while I accept all 
> that you said and am grateful that you said it, 
> the words of Isaiah 40 still seem enigmatic.
> 					Yours,
> 					Harold Holmyard
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