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REPORT - Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 PM, Living River Ministries, Borger, TX - Eliyahu ben David and Dawn enjoyed a great time with the brothers and sisters at Living River Ministries in Borger, TX. It was a delight to meet our listeners and partners from the area, while also making some new friends as well. Eliyahu's presentation was broadcast live over the internet by KDSH FM. Eliyahu spoke for about 2.5 hours, including answering lots of great questions from the folks there, and from the internet audience also. YHWH has done great things with Troy and Debbie Reno, who founded KDSH FM and the ministry there, along with a great group of believers standing with them. We love you guys and we wish you every spiritual blessing in Y'shua Messiah!
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Listener Comments: I have some questions
about - Who is Mahershalal-hash-baz. You asked Dawn to read Isa 8:1.
When she did read verse 1 she said Mahershalal-hash-baz. As you can see
here (below) that word Mahershalal-hash-baz isn't mentioned in V 1. I
was following along in Scripture as she read it. So I am a little
confused. This name Mahershalal-hash-baz isn't mentioned until verse 3
(Is there some type of translation error?
Thanks for your question about Isaiah 8:1. Let's look at Isaiah 8:1 in the NASB you were reading, with Strong's numbers in parenthesis:
Now, here is Strong's definition of Maher-shalal-hash-baz:
Notice that the name, Maher-shalal-hash-baz, is nothing but the combination of the same words in the phrase: Swift(4116) is the booty(7998), speedy(2363) is the prey(957). Actually, the Hebrew words in the Masoretic Hebrew Text in this verse can be read as either a statement or a name. The NASB translates this as a statement in Isaiah 8:1 but as a name in Isaiah 8:3.
The KJV is more consistent, translating this as a name in both verses.
KJV - Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and
write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz(4122).
The King James Concordance reports this same Hebrew name (H4122) in two places, including verse 1.
H4122 - mahêr shâlâl châsh baz - Total KJV Occurrences: 2 Isa_8:1, Isa_8:3
The NASB chose to translate "swift is the booty, speedy is the prey" as a statement rather than a name in verse 1 but as a name in verse 3. The KJV translates this as a name in both places. Based on the added information from the Q Scroll, the oldest Isaiah scroll in existence, and on insight from the Targum, this should actually be translated as a name as in the KJV, rather than as merely a statement. Therefore, our corrected text represents it as a name. Here is our corrected verse:
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punctuation differences do not exist in the Hebrew text, so we can
disregard those. Besides the statement/name difference there are also a
couple other small translation differences. The NASB says "ordinary(582)
letters(2747)" while our corrected translation reads "a man's pen."
Here are the Strong's definitions for the two Hebrew words translated here:
As you can see from these definitions, ours is a more literal translation of these two Hebrew words, again agreeing with the literal rendering of the KJV. We published a copy of our corrected text for download by our Tsiyon Ministry Partners. This is the text we are reading from on the air in these "Q" programs. This text has been corrected based on the Q Scroll and the Isaiah Targum. A primary objective of these programs is to correct the translation errors that fail to take these important sources into account, which, when corrected, makes this section of Isaiah much more accurate and therefore much more understandable to follow.
Thoughts from Eliyahu ben David:
Right now in our Isaiah study we are learning how prophecies of Isaiah were unerringly fulfilled upon Isaiah's generation, and even more impressively, by Messiah some seven centuries later! We need to understand this prophetic information because all of this leads to a final fulfillment in our day. As we see the earlier fulfillments which have been strikingly fulfilled we are assured that it is only a matter of timing before everything foretold in the amazing book of Isaiah will be fulfilled. In fact, every indication is - it will be our generation that will see all of this happen. What exciting days we live in!
Blessings and shalom in the name of Y'shua Messiah,
Eliyahu ben David
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