[b-hebrew] verb forms - Isaiah 56:6-7 was dying you shall die
rosewalk at concentric.net
Sat Apr 14 21:06:47 EDT 2007
Not hoping for - Isaiah was Predicting it, he was a Prophet, after all.
The whole point of the passage in Isaiah 56 is to look forward to the time
when God's house would be called the house of prayer of all peoples. At the
time when the text was written the temple had been destroyed by Babylon and
newly rebuilt. The writer of Isaiah 56 is hoping for a more benign world
than the world which existed then, and exists today.
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