Yes, I acknowledge that the commentators all say about the same thing: that it alludes to a custom to make a mark or wear a mark on the hands of my fingers.
Such is scholarship… everyone is busy ‘commenting’ ‘isagogically’.
What if we take Isaiah 49:16 at face value?
The human palm is etched with lines. These lines, according to some cultures, have meaning too. Palmistry (disapproved of by scripture, or our interpretation of it) maintains that the lines change every 6 months. Astute practitioners of palmistry bring a variety of learning to bear on reading these lines.
Maybe God is paying us a fabulous compliment: that you and I are individually ETCHED on His hands as His destiny! Ooooooooh. Awesome!
Excuse me, but God fashioned us with His own hands. His hands made our hands. His palms shaped us. Pray tell me where is the scripture that His palms a
I have no problem with the romantic notion that you and I were etched on the man Jesus’ palms too. That He would erase our sins and free us for all time was ETCHED on him.