my lord, a title the prophet (Hos. 2:16) reproaches the Jewish church for applying to Jehovah, instead of the more endearing title Ishi, meaning “my husband.”

Historical Examples

And it shall be in that day that you shall call me Ishi, and shall call me no more baali.
The Round Towers of Ireland Henry O’Brien


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