[b-hebrew] 2 Samuel 6:19 'date cake' & 'raisin cake'
powellbrian at omf.net
Tue Sep 21 12:10:17 EDT 2004
I have two questions about this verse. First, the word )e$:pfr.
Footnotes in the various bibles say this is a word of uncertain meaning.
It is variously translated as 'A cake of dates' or 'A portion [of
meat]'. Does anyone have any insight into what this means?
Secondly, the word )a$iy$fh. This is generally translated as a cake of
raisins. However I just want to clear up my understanding on this
because one of the Philippine bibles translates this to mean a cake made
with raisins (ie. something like a fruit-cake), whereas I have always
thought that it meant a handful of raisins that has been pressed
together into a block. Which is correct?
Brian & Laureen Powell
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