[b-hebrew] Zech 6:8
hholmyard at ont.com
Sun Nov 27 09:00:18 EST 2005
Steve Miller wrote:
>>HH: "To cause me to hear a call for help" might be "to cry out to me."
>SM: Why would the angel, who speaks as God, call desperately for Zechariah's
HH: We have told you already that the word does not have to mean "cry
for help." It can mean "summon" or "call out to."
>HH: You are not consistent with the usage of the
>verb elsehwhere. I have two other lexicons, which
>also agree with HALOT, BDB and DCH (Dictionary of
>SM: The qal verb Z`Q always means to cry for help. The niphal always means
>to be gathered together for an emergency. The hiphil has 2 meanings: to call
>together for an emergency (exactly the active form of the niphal) or to
>cause to cry out for help. Where is the inconsistency?
HH: The Hiphil and Niphal can be an authoritative "summon" (Josh 8:16;
Judg 4:10, 13; 6:34-35; Judg 18:22; 1 Sam 14:20; 2 Sam 20:4-5). The verb
can mean "cry out" without implying a cry for help (1 Sam 28:12; 2 Sam
13:19; 19:4; Jon 3:7). These are all the Hiphils:
Judg. 4:10 where he summoned Zebulun and Naphtali. Ten thousand men
followed him, and Deborah also went with him.
Judg. 4:13 Sisera gathered together his nine hundred iron chariots and
all the men with him, from Harosheth Haggoyim to the Kishon River.
2Sam. 20:4 ¶ Then the king said to Amasa, “Summon the men of Judah to
come to me within three days, and be here yourself.”
2Sam. 20:5 But when Amasa went to summon Judah, he took longer than the
time the king had set for him.
Jonah 3:7 Then he issued a proclamation in Nineveh: ¶ “By the decree of
the king and his nobles: ¶ Do not let any man or beast, herd or flock,
taste anything; do not let them eat or drink.
Zech. 6:8 ¶ Then he called to me, “Look, those going toward the north
country have given my Spirit rest in the land of the north.”
Job 35:9 “Men cry out under a load of oppression; they plead for relief
from the arm of the powerful.
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