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Becoming Men: Reflecting on ‘הִתְאֹשָׁ֑שׁוּ’ in Isaiah 46:8

This word appears only one time in all of scripture.

 הִתְאֹשָׁ֑שׁוּ hitoshashu

Strong’s #377. “Denominative from ‘iysh; to be a man, i.e. Act in a manly way — show (one) self a man.”

Remember this one, and become men, turn back those-who-rebel upon the heart.

Isaiah 46:8 RBT

The verb is in the Hithpo’el form which is a reflexive verb form that literally means “to make yourself a man”. Notice how the second imperative clause can be interpreted in two ways, i.e. the participle verb “those-who-rebel” could mean themselves or others.