[b-hebrew] Job 38:12 hmymyk vs. hmmk
kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Feb 1 20:59:50 EST 2005
Do you claim that the HMYMYK is a verb, or a plural noun for YWM with an interogative prefixed H- followed by a prefixed M- and a suffixed -K? Or do you say it is a prefixed H- followed by MMK? I think it strengthens the question about Job commanding the morning "from your days" (a poetic way of asking if Job was the one who created the days in the beginning), more so than just "from you".
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Stirling Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>
> Dhorme opens his comments on Job 38:12 with the statement that the LXX (OG)
> h epi sou does not represent hmmk rather than hmymyk. Just for the sake of
> exploration lets assume Dhorme is wrong. What sense could be made of this
> text if hmmk is read?
> The expression epi sou is used in the LXX as an adverbial of location to
> indicate "in personal presence of someone" which would suggest in this
> passage something like "Was it in your presence that I appointed the morning
> light ... " or more idiomatically "Were you around when ... " and so forth.
> But setting the LXX asside, how would reading hmmk impact the understanding
> of Job 38:12?
> Clay Bartholomew
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