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

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Jun 30 12:45:09 EDT 2008


Gabe,

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   
> show
> up in Hebrew?
>
> thanks,
> Gabe Eisenstein
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