an adversary (2 Samuel 24:1)
dstabno at lifeway.com
Fri Nov 1 08:19:09 EST 2002
Shalom! Having somebody's anger burn is standard Biblical Hebrew for that
somebody being angry: this applies to people as well as God. Anger is
something that happens to one, not something one does.
You get either "chara apo b..." or "chara l..." -- in either case, the
person is not the subject of the verb. To find examples, just search on
root chet-resh-heh. I never felt an implication of the anger being
personalized, and again, this language is used of anybody -- individual
people as well as God.
DKS: I understand and agree that "anger" is the subject of the verb XRH,
but question whether anger is ever the subject of the verb in the following
clause, or if the angry person is always the subject of the next verb.
Deut 29:27; Is 5:25b; 2 Chron 12:12 are cases where anger is probably the
subject of another clause. Num 12:9 is a clear case where the Lord is the
subject of the following clause even though the subject is not explicitly
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Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do everything for God's glory. (1 Cor 10:31, HCSB)
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