[b-hebrew] Micah 6:8
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sun Feb 6 07:10:01 EST 2005
On Sat 5 Feb 2005 (23:04:52), dwashbur at nyx.net wrote:
> I'm wondering about the word HCN( in this verse. It's a hapax; the
> nearest cousin is a passive in Proverbs that seems to speak of
> humility. But if the word's meaning is clearly established as
> "humbly" or "in humility" or something like that, why did the LXX
> translate it hETOIMON EINAI, "be ready"??? The few commentaries etc.
> that I have are no help, they just assume the "standard" rendering and
> move on. I think it was Moffatt who rendered it "in fellowship," and
> I have no idea where that came from. Any thoughts?
Micah 6:8 seems to be an allusion to Deuteronomy 10:12-13, where HiGGiYD
L:Ka 'aDaM already beforehand what YHWH requires.
The Qal passive participle in Proverbs 11:2 refers to those who are unaffected
by pride; i.e., the lowly. As it is only the "lowly" who are "ready to walk
with the LORD", then the LXX seems an interpretative gloss rather than a
literal translation. KAI hETOIMON EINAI TOU POREUSQAI META KURIOU QEOU SOU
isn't a bad stab at W:HaC:NeaX LeKeT `iM-'e:LoHeYKa. "to bow down [the] going
with thy God".
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF ZFC Lu
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