[b-hebrew] Isaiah 30:13-14; conjunction

kgraham0938 at comcast.net kgraham0938 at comcast.net
Tue Aug 22 08:53:21 EDT 2006


There is a "Sof Passuq" btw the verses.  This is a symbol which marks the end of the verse, but just like vowels , it is not indigenous to the text but was added when the text began to be written with vocalization marks.  So it just looks like our translatorts just followed that.
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Kelton Graham 
KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

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From: "Kerry VonDross" <vondross at execpc.com> 

> Dear B-Hebrew Members, 
> 
> I do not know the Hebrew language. Therefore, I utilize a Parallel 
> Hebrew-English Bible and an Expository Dictionary for a comprehension of Bible 
> passages. The Interlinear Bible that I use is a translation of the Masoretic 
> text by Jay Green, Sr., published in 1976. I am attempting to understand Isaiah 
> 30:13-14. A literal translation in English is provided: 
> 
> "13 So this iniquity shall be to you as a broken section falling, like the 
> bulging out in a high wall, the breaking of which comes suddenly in an instant. 
> 14 And its smashing is as the smashing of a potter's vessel; when broken in 
> pieces, he has no pity; for in its breaking there is not found a sherd to carry 
> fire from the hearth, nor to skim water from a well." 
> 
> This interlinear translation also provides the original Masoretic text and list 
> a word-for-word English translation above each Hebrew word. I am writing it 
> left-to-right, not as it is found in Hebrew written right-to-left. It reads: 
> 
> "13 therefore / shall be / to you / iniquity / this / as a breach / falling / 
> bulging out / in a wall / made high, / which / suddenly, / in an instant, / 
> comes / its smashing. / 
> 14 And its smashing / (is) as smashing / the / vessel of / a potter's / (when) 
> broken, / not / he has pity / and not / 
> there is found / in its breaking / a shard / to take up / fire / from the 
> hearth, / or to skim / water / from a pool." 
> 
> Since the original text does not have a period, punctuation mark or space that 
> separates verse 13 from verse 14, is this something that has been supplied by 
> "modern" translators? In other words, could the break and separation of these 
> verses be at a different location? Could it be translated to read as follows: 
> 
> "13 therefore / shall be / to you / iniquity / this / as a breach / falling / 
> bulging out / in a wall / made high, / which / suddenly, / in an instant, / 
> comes. 
> 14 Its smashing / and its smashing / (is) as smashing / the / vessel of / a 
> potter's / (when) broken, / not / he has pity / and not / 
> there is found / in its breaking / a shard / to take up / fire / from the 
> hearth, / or to skim / water / from a pool." 
> 
> This is what I am attempting to understand. How is the conjunction of verse 13 
> and verse 14 determined? 
> 
> Kerry VonDross 
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