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  • Isaiah 11

    Isiah 11:

    11 Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
    2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
    a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    a Spirit of counsel and strength,
    a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

    I know the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and strength, and knowledge and fear of the Lord are gifts from the Holy Spirit.

    My question is why does the text repeat "a Spirit" since it gives the impression that they are separate spirits?

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Christian3 View Post
    Isiah 11:

    11 Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,
    and a branch from his roots will bear fruit.
    2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
    a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
    a Spirit of counsel and strength,
    a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

    I know the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, of counsel and strength, and knowledge and fear of the Lord are gifts from the Holy Spirit.
    This would probably get some push-back from Jews, since AFAIK "Holy Spirit" is strictly a Christian term.
    My question is why does the text repeat "a Spirit" since it gives the impression that they are separate spirits?
    I don't get that impression. It may be an indication that the Spirit is divine (see Is. 6:3). There are other examples of triple repetition in the Tanakh, but I can't recall them at the moment.

    Thank you.[/QUOTE]
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    • #3
      Originally posted by one bad pig View Post
      this would probably get some push-back from jews, since afaik "holy spirit" is strictly a christian term.

      I don't get that impression. It may be an indication that the spirit is divine (see is. 6:3). There are other examples of triple repetition in the tanakh, but i can't recall them at the moment.

      Thank you.
      Hi one bad pig,

      OK, Spirit of the Lord, then. :)

      I thought it might be an example of Hebrew parallelism.

      Isaiah 6:3 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts

      Holy three times.

      "spirit" three times in the text I posted.

      What does the number 3 suggest?
      Last edited by Christian3; 04-04-2014, 01:15 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Christian3 View Post
        Hi one bad pig,

        OK, Spirit of the Lord, then. :)

        I thought it might be an example of Hebrew parallelism.

        Isaiah 6:3 Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts

        Holy three times.

        "spirit" three times in the text I posted.

        What does the number 3 suggest?
        It seems to be either an extreme emphasis or superlative (which concepts are not unrelated).
        Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

        Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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        I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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        • #5
          Consider the following lyrics from the play "Ragtime":
          Give the people
          A day of peace,
          A day of pride,
          A day of justice
          We have been denied.
          Let the new day dawn,
          Oh, Lord, I pray...
          We'll never get to heaven
          Till we reach that day

          It's one day referred to in different ways. So too in this text, one Spirit, bringing several things.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RBerman View Post
            Consider the following lyrics from the play "Ragtime":
            Give the people
            A day of peace,
            A day of pride,
            A day of justice
            We have been denied.
            Let the new day dawn,
            Oh, Lord, I pray...
            We'll never get to heaven
            Till we reach that day

            It's one day referred to in different ways. So too in this text, one Spirit, bringing several things.
            This is helpful. Thanks.

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