[b-hebrew] Translating Targum Frag. of Is 1:27

Jonathan Henry jonathankhenry at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 6 12:07:33 EDT 2008

Thanks for addressing a feature that I've been mulling - the absence of the waw. I'm taking another look at this passage with your reconstruction in mind. 
Jon Henry
Perkasie, PA

> Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 15:32:51 +0000> From: yitzhaksapir at gmail.com> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Translating Targum Frag. of Is 1:27> > On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:> > On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 10:27 PM, Jonathan Henry wrote:> >> In some Targum manuscripts of Is. 1:27 I find the phrase YSWPNN LH BZKW in place> >> of the MT's W$BYH BCDQH. I have translated the Targum 'those who are consumed> >> for her with merit.' Is there a more preferable translation? I appreciate your assistance.> >> > The Vulgate has a verb here: http://vulgate.org/ot/isaiah_1.htm> > et reducent eam in iustitia = and they shall bring her back in justice> >> > The HUB suggests the source for this translation in the Vulgate is a> > reading "w$bwh".> > Having reconsidered, I'd suggest that the rather than the HUB suggested> reconstructed reading for the Vulgate, a more appropriate reading for both> this and the Vulgate is "y$bwh". In other words, the text read a yodh where> the MT has a waw and read a waw where the MT has a yodh. This word> would then be read as either [yashivuha] "they will bring her back" or> [yishbuha] "they will capture her". It will also explain the missing waw in> the Targum.> > Yitzhak Sapir> _______________________________________________> b-hebrew mailing list> b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/b-hebrew
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