[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: oppression?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Thu May 27 02:54:18 EDT 2004

can't read this


Vadim Cherny

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  On Tue, 25 May 2004 17:22:41 +0300 "UUC" <unikom at paco.net> writes:
  > Dear Harold,
  > How about otzer?
  > The translation of confinement (otzer, vs8) as oppression is 
  > unwarranted. The word is also translated thus in Psalm 107:39, which 
  > is clearly wrong in relation to the princes mentioned there. Rulers 
  > can be pressed (surrounded and wander in wastes) but not oppressed. 
  > In the only other instance, Proverbs 30:16, the same word refers to 
  > barren [womb], also a closed place, confinement. Because of (from) 
  > oppression he was taken is also meaningless, unless we assume he was 
  > taken from this world of oppression to the heavenly kingdom; but 
  > Isaiah does not profess resurrection. In the Tanach, taken [by God] 
  > is used only with Enoch and Elijah, and seems too high-flown 
  > considering the writer's attitude toward his subject. Further, this 
  > reading is not congruent with  his soul was exposed to death.
  > The translation of confinement as perversion or protection is 
  > unwarranted.
  > Sincerely,
  > Vadim Cherny
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