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Part of Yeshayahu 55:7 says:

וישוב אל ה וירחמהו ואל אל-הינו כי ירבה לסלוח

Loose translation - "He shall to return to Adonai and he will be merciful to him and to Eloheinu, for he is abundant to forgive."

I understand the 1st part of the excerpt as the name Adonai connotes מידת הרחמים - G-d's trait of mercy

But the end of the verse puzzles me. Why does it use Eloheinu which is a reference to G-d's מידת הדין - G-d's trait of judgement - as a means of indicating G-d's forgiveness?

  • Who said that the first name connotes the trait of mercy? See Guide for the Perplexed 1:62. – Alex Jul 13 '18 at 17:45
  • @Alex - There's a lot there, and I'm not finding a contradictory idea listed there. If my theory is wrong, why not explain that in your answer? – DanF Jul 13 '18 at 17:50
  • I'm not saying your theory is wrong. Just that it might not be universally agreed upon, and therefore if your question is based on such a premise you should support it. – Alex Jul 13 '18 at 18:09
  • @Alex I'm unaware that there even is a disagreement - to the point that I wouldn't know where to look for that. My assumption is based on all the teachings I've heard throught many shiurim. Offhand, I think Rash"i on 1st pasuk in Breishit mentions my idea, or alludes to it. – DanF Jul 13 '18 at 18:23

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