[b-hebrew] Prov 8:30
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jun 29 02:00:34 EDT 2004
The "speaker" here is wisdom, but she is talking about YHWH (see vs. 22). My
understanding is that YHWH "upholds" wisdom, not that wisdom "supports"
By the way, I assume that the KJV translation "as one brought up with him"
is influenced by Esther 2:7, in which Mordecai "WYHY )oMeN" (he had raised)
----- Original Message -----
From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
To: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 10:52 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Prov 8:30
> Hallo Yigal, thanks, but this drives me deeper into a hole. If your
> translation is correct then that would throw the rest of the chapter into
> confusion since that "wisdom" being the subject here would be relegated to
> second position. The whole chapter is emphasizing wisdom's important role
> and is prioritised throughout.
> What would you say?
> Hi Chris,
> The root )MN certainly can mean "supporting" or "true" (in both the
> and spiritual sense). "Amen" comes from the same. By the context here, I'd
> suggest seeing it the other way round: "I was by him supported". Is that
> what you meant?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
> To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 9:23 PM
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Prov 8:30
> > Dear All, (Proverbs 8:30)
> > Eyeh etslo amon????
> > AMON is infinitive construct making this sentence extremely difficult to
> > understand. there are varied english renditions, one of them seems
> > "..I was there by him as one whom he could trust"
> > I do have my own idea based somewhat on the very first use of the word
> > the same root)
> > in exodus 17:12 where Moshe's hands are being held up. So here goes: "
> > was there by him giving support/stability" (to all that was being
> > other words). Is this a good shot??
> > Does anyone have any alternatives or suggestions?
> > Chris.
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