[b-hebrew] god of the strong (Dan 11:38)
mc2499 at mclink.it
Tue Feb 4 14:16:40 EST 2003
Could someone tell me why the RSV and a number of other versions
(including the old JPS) translates m`zym in Dan 11:38 as fortresses?
I note in the following verse the phrase mbcry m`zym means "strong
holds" (= fortresses) and one can see the thought process of passing
from "strong" to "strong hold", but why translate m`zym as fortresses?
Neither the LXX and the Vulgate even translate it, merely
transliterating, perhaps indicating the thought that it is a name to them.
Is there something I'm missing here?
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