[b-hebrew] Zech 13:5
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Jun 24 01:02:19 EDT 2005
On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:15:04 -0400 "Steve Miller"
<smille10 at sbcglobal.net> writes:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: George F Somsel
> W:)fMaR Lo) NfBiY) )fNoKiY )iY$_(oB"D )a:DfMfH )fNoKiY K.iY )fDfM
> HALOT notes that the text is uncertain here and gives a conjectural
> of )fDfM HiQ:NaNiY, but I don't think that solves your problem. I
> your problem is more in trying to import concepts from English into
> Perhaps changing the English equivalent slightly will clarify the
> QNH does not simply mean "buy" but "acquire" and thus the hiphil
> would be
> "cause to acquire." BDB gives "caused (one) to purchase me ."
> Thanks George. QNH does mean aquire, but aquire by paying some
> price. If
> someone gave you a gift, or you inherited it, then you did not QNH
> The BDB translation makes "me" the object of the purchasing, but
> "me" should
> be the one who did the purchasing.
> -Steve Miller
Is it a presupposition of yours that "me" should be the subject? It
would seem that the -NiY would be the object, not the subject.
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