[b-hebrew] yorenu (Isaiah 28:26)
if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jun 30 12:45:09 EDT 2008
Who do you think is HIS god, is it also OUR God?
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jun 29, 2008, at 8:11 PM, Gabe Eisenstein wrote:
> 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?
> Second question: in the Socino Talmud (Sanhedrin 105a), the phrase
> /elohaiv yorenu/ by itself is translated "Let his God teach us".
> Here at
> least I get the expected "us". But what about the "Let ..."? Why not
> just translate "His God will teach us"? How would this difference
> up in Hebrew?
> Gabe Eisenstein
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