猶太教眼中的『以馬內利』

『以馬內利』神與我們同在,大家都感覺是一種祝福。大家對『以馬內利』又有多少認識呢?

這麼被高舉的『以馬內利』在聖經只出現過三次,兩次在舊約以賽亞書,一次在新約馬太福音。對於沒有看過新約的人來說,以馬內利竟然是一個可怕的經歷。

以實亞書7 – 8 章講述以實亞對猶太王亞哈斯以童女生子,孩子以馬內利的成長預言亞蘭,以色列及猶大將被亞述攻擊。在這一切災難發生時,在天空展翅飛翔的就是以馬內利。這以馬內利就顯示神大而可畏的懲罰。

為甚麼大會一面倒把以馬內利看成祝福呢?這多虧馬太福音把耶穌基督就成預言應驗吧!

從英文譯本可見,將以馬內利解釋為神與我們同在,譯經者也把這美好的意思加在本來沒有的以賽亞書中。不單止是以馬內利,就是女先知的兒子『瑪黑珥沙拉勒哈施罷斯』〔就是擄掠速臨搶奪快到的意思〕英文譯本均沒有這註釋。

和合本修訂版則繼續在這名字後加上註釋「瑪黑珥‧沙拉勒‧哈施‧罷斯」意思是「擄掠速臨、搶奪即將發生」。呂振中則沒有音譯,直接將名寫成『擄搶快到』。

嘗試查『瑪黑珥‧沙拉勒‧哈施‧罷斯』希伯來的意思,所引的都是以賽亞書的記載。看來意思是大家以後來發生的事作解釋,所以英文譯本就忠於原文,以音譯記下名字。

以賽亞書 7:14 的以馬內利也如是,註腳是翻譯聖經者根據馬太福音加上去的,原文並沒有。也因為這註腳,令人產生誤會,增加了解經的難度。

那麼,『以馬內利?在只有舊約的猶太人來說,跟基督宗教所想的會是截然不同的感覺。

 

註:相關的經文及兩個名字的預言,可參閱另一分享

『以馬內利』可以是祝福,也可以是懲罰?

馬太福音 1:23

說、『必有童女、懷孕生子、人要稱他的名為以馬內利。』(以馬內利繙出來、就是 神與我們同在。)

以賽亞書 7:14

因此、主自己要給你們一個兆頭、必有童女懷孕生子、給他起名叫以馬內利。〔就是 神與我們同在的意思〕

以賽亞書 8:8

必沖入猶大.漲溢氾濫、直到頸項.以馬內利阿、他展開翅膀、遍滿你的地。

Matthew 1:23

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel“–which means, “God with us.”

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isaiah 8:8

and sweep on into Judah, swirling over it, passing through it and reaching up to the neck. Its outspread wings will cover the breadth of your land, O Immanuel !”

 

以賽亞書8:1-3

1. 耶和華對我說、你取一個大牌、拿人所用的筆、〔或作人常用的字〕寫上瑪黑珥沙拉勒哈施罷斯.〔就是擄掠速臨搶奪快到的意思〕

2. 我要用誠實的見證人、祭司烏利亞、和耶比利家的兒子撒迦利亞、記錄這事。

3. 我以賽亞與妻子〔原文作女先知〕同室.他懷孕生子、耶和華就對我說、給他起名叫瑪黑珥沙拉勒哈施罷斯

Isaiah 8:1-3 NIV

1. Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

2. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

3. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

Isaiah 8:1-3 KJV

1. Moreover the LORD said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man’s pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

2. And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah.

3. And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.

 

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