kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 01:02:39 EDT 2006
I don't see how you get that. For example, Isaiah 52:7–12 is about the
return of Israel. Then in Isaiah 52:13 through 53:12 the subject
changes to God's slave עבד. Another clue to the difference is that in
Isaiah 52, Israel is addressed in the second person plural, then the
slave in third person masculine singular, both occurring in Isaiah
52:14, contrasting the slave as different from the people. Again, in
Isaiah 53:8 the contrast is made between the slave and "my people".
Karl W. Randolph.
On 9/7/06, Yonah Mishael <yonahmishael at gmail.com> wrote:
> In fact, the entire chapter is talking about Israel's captivity. I
> think the message is blatantly clear from the context. Chapter 52
> talks about Israel's captivity; 53 talks about their treatment and
> comportment; and 54 talks about their return from this captivity. (I
> realize that the references go back-and-forth within the section, but
> this is the basic thrust of the text.)
> I still am puzzled by the confusion that this text causes when if
> taken in context it makes perfect sense.
> Yonah Mishael ben Avraham
> Joplin, MO
> yonahmishael at gmail.com
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