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

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Mon May 24 11:00:50 EDT 2004


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> >I have put my spirit upon him (certainly as a result of
> being the Messiah, the Anointed One, to enable him to carry 
> out my purpose).< No, spirit was on the prophets without them 
> being messiahs.
You're saying that Cyrus was not annointed and so didn't receive
the spirit???
> >He does not (need to) shout or raise his
> voice in the street.  He will not break a weak reed nor 
> extinguish a flickering flame (he will not oppress the 
> weak).< Possible reading. We just disagree with you on how 
> plausible it is.

> > > > , in 48:14ff, in 49
> > > > obviously not in vs.3,4?
> > > I omit "Israel" in 3.
> > Omit it also from the discussion with Abram, and you would  get 
> >Persians a chosen nation Israel was formed to bring Israel back to 
> >YHWH? (vs 5)?
> I would say that 5-7 is an insert. When spotting 
> interpolation, we should look for the purpose. No purpose in 
> inserting Israel in vs.3.
Certainly there is.
A later editor saw Israel as the servant, that's all.
> >Guilt is not a precondition of responsibility.
> >I'm responsible if my children damage something.
> Only if you are guilty of negligence.
I'm responsible anyway.

> Best regards,
> Vadim

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