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Extra info for Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Texts: Essays in Memory of Michael P. Weitzman (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 333)
Michaelis, Die Weissagungen Jesaia (Deutsche Uebersetzung des Alten Testaments, VIII; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1779), pp. 50-51. 42. The words are discussed in Michaelis, 'Vorziigliche Varianten in Propheten Jesaia', Orientalische und Exegetische Bibliothek 14 (1779), Anhang, pp. 3-229 52 Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Texts Abraham Geiger understands saw and qaw to have the same meaning as the relevant words in v. 8, namely, 'Unrath' and 'Auswerf. 43 He thinks that Theodotion and the Peshitta read the words as so and qo.
333. 41. D. Michaelis, Die Weissagungen Jesaia (Deutsche Uebersetzung des Alten Testaments, VIII; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1779), pp. 50-51. 42. The words are discussed in Michaelis, 'Vorziigliche Varianten in Propheten Jesaia', Orientalische und Exegetische Bibliothek 14 (1779), Anhang, pp. 3-229 52 Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Texts Abraham Geiger understands saw and qaw to have the same meaning as the relevant words in v. 8, namely, 'Unrath' and 'Auswerf. 43 He thinks that Theodotion and the Peshitta read the words as so and qo.
Let him go out! Go out! Let him go out! Wait! Let him wait! Wait! Let him wait! Servant, listen! ' The difficulty with this hypothesis is that it presupposes a knowledge of Assyrian in Jerusalem, not only in Isaiah but also in his hearers, that is improbable. 16-17 = Isa. 11-12, the ordinary people of Jerusalem did not understand Aramaic. How much less likely are they to have understood the more distantly related Assyrian language! 27 The theory is unconvincing. First, few if any of the Israelites close enough to hear the words spoken by the Assyrians to those going into exile are likely to have escaped the same fate.