[b-hebrew] Object of "lamo" in Isaiah 53

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 23:37:56 EDT 2007


On 6/28/07, Bruce Meltzer <bmeltzer1243 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The term "mi pesha ami nega lamo" in Isaiah 53:8 is usually translated as: "from the transgressions of my people, a plague befell them (lamo)."  The "them" is usually understood to be the servant i.e. Israel.
"Usually translated"? Not being a connoisseur of translations, I
cannot say that I have sampled all, nor even a large number, but of
those I have seen into different languages, only one is so translated,
which in my limited sample makes it an exception to the rule, not

Karl W. Randolph.

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