[b-hebrew] yorenu (Isaiah 28:26)

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 29 20:43:33 EDT 2008

> Isaiah 28:26 = /vayisro l'mishpat elohaiv yorenu/
> English translations always render something like: "His God 
> instructs/chastises him to judgment, and teaches him."
> My question concerns deriving "teaches HIM" from  /yorenu/. I would 
> think that the translation would be "he will teach US". Yet all the 
> translations agree. What am I missing?

Do you have Gesenius-Kautzsch-Cowley, also called Gesenius' Hebrew 
Grammar? It discusses this issue in  #58i.  There is a Nun energicum 
inserted before the suffix. It is a special added syllable that gives 
strength and sometimes emphasis to the verbal form.

Harold Holmyard

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