Isaiah 11-Grammar

Question

1. According to biblical Hebrew or Hebrew grammar, Which one is the pronoun reference of (מִשָּׁרָשָׁ֥יו) in Isaiah 11:1, (חֹ֖טֶר) or (גֵּ֣זַע יִשָׁ֑י)? (apart from any commentaries)

2. According to biblical Hebrew, Do the pronominal suffixes in Isaiah 11:2-5 refer to (נֵ֖צֶר) in isaiah 11:1 and don’t they refer to (חֹ֖טֶר)? (apart from any commentaries)

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Answers

  1. 1. The pronoun reference is Gezeh Yishai. Actually to be even more accurate it is really a reference to the word Yishai.

    2. Netzer and Choter are one and the same. The verse is repeating itself poetically. That means that the pronominal suffixes are all referring to both Netzer and Choter.

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