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

UUC unikom at paco.net
Mon May 24 15:34:02 EDT 2004


Dear Liz,

masc "he would have seen" refers to a perfectly masculine waw just before,
in nafsho


Best regards,

Vadim

> I agree that tasim is either "you" or "she" "naphsho."
> You're right, there is no one addressed in the poem,
> so maybe we should rule out "you."
> Naphsho is often reflexive. I don't see a problem with
> a person paying a ransom for his own life.
> "If he sets a ransom for himself .." but then why
> switch to masculine in "he will see"?
> I don't know. But you have this problem however
> you translate asham.
> Liz
> >
> >
> > Dear Liz,
> >
> > There is still another problem with ransom, and that is tasim.
> > Unless you say that the man should have paid ransom for his own soul,
> > which is something not customary, it is his soul that should have done
> > something.
> >
> > Impersonal verb, which some in this forum like so much  :), is not an
> > option, since tasim, not iasim.
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Vadim
> >
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