[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53:11

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 19:14:01 EST 2006


Kenneth:

First of all, looking at the context, the whole chapter was talking
about "my slave" עבדי which would make us predisposed to read the word
in this verse as referring to the person and not to an action.
Further, if it refered to an action, the action would tend to have
been a feminine, not masculine, noun.

While an adjective usually followed the noun it modified, this is an
example of one that preceded it. I think there are other examples, but
I can't remember any off the top of my head. The verb is third person
masculine singular, which argues against it being either "my service"
or "justness", leaving us with the non-standard "my just slave" with
the adjective preceding the noun.

I'm just thinking out loud. Wouldn't mind further comment.

Karl W. Randolph.

On 11/12/06, kenneth greifer <greifer at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I am just curious. Is "My righteous servant" grammatically right in Isaiah
> 53:11 ? Are there any other examples like this? Does it literally say "the
> righteous one (of) My serving"?
>
> When I look at words like "My holy name" or "My holy mountain" they seem to
> be written in a different order in Hebrew." Name (of?) My holy(My holiness)"
> and "mountain (of?) My holy(My holiness)?
>
> Can someone explain the difference if there is any.
>
> Kenneth Greifer


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