[b-hebrew] Subject in Jer 31,2 ?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:10:47 EDT 2012


Peter:

Look at the context, this is quoting YHWH with a couple of interjections by
Jeremiah at the beginning of the first two verses. At least that’s how I
read it.

Why would you prefer Israel as the subject?

Karl W. Randolph.

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM, <ps2866 at bingo-ev.de> wrote:

> Dear Hebrew-Friends,
>
> what is the subject of the last clause in Jerem 31,2:
>
> "HaLoKH LeHaRGi)o JiSRa(eL"
>
> Many German translation treat "Jahwe" as Subject. He will go to bring
> Israel to its rest. But this rendering isn't clear to me. I'd rather treat
> Israel as Subject: "when Israel walked to come to its rest".
>
> I'd be glad if you could help me !
>
> Yours
> Peter M. Streitenberger, Germany


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