[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: you made his life?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Mon May 24 10:41:42 EDT 2004

Perhaps, anyone would care to defend another verse:

you made his life an offering for sin

The usual translation of tasim as you made [his life an offering for sin] is grammatically implausible since the verb we translated as brought or laid is 3f or 2m singular future tense. The soul (f.) bring something. To have something done to the soul, other translations presuppose a masculine personage, a man or the nation. In standard Hebrew, however, verbs with pronoun suffixes relate to a nearby nouns, not to a presupposed object.


Vadim Cherny

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