[b-hebrew] Malkut in Daniel 1:1
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Mon Nov 14 20:05:49 EST 2005
On Mon 14 Nov 2005 you wrote:
>I am presently researching the translation of malkut in Daniel 1:1
>and 2:1 because nearly all translations render this word as 'reign'.
>The NWT is very much different because it renders this word as
>'kingship' which means that the 'third year' of Jehoiakim does not
>refer to third regnal year but to the 'third year' of his revolt,
>rebellion or vassalage.
>The above NWT rendering removes much of the historical difficulties
>that have surrounded this passage and thus puts this verse in a
>theological context relating to God's sovereignty of the Kingdom
>through kingship. I would welcome any contribution to this debate.
Without entering into controversy concerning the renderings of the
NWT, may I suggest you consult Edward J Young, /The Prophecy of
Daniel/, Eerdmans, 1949 where he considers this very matter at some
length both /ad loc/ and in Appendix 1. Your research will be incomplete
without it, if I may say so.
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF ZFC Hf
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