[b-hebrew] Daniel 11:29, a third campaign implied?

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Tue Dec 19 22:21:40 EST 2006


A Becker wrote:
>> HH: I don't have the time to study this in depth, but your idea is old,
>> going back to the KJV:
>>
>> Dan. 11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the
>> south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
>>     
>
> I hadn't realized that the KJV had a rendering along the same lines. Shows
> you how much I use the KJV!
>
>   
>> HH: The fact that the modern translations (NIV, NRSV, NET) do not agree
>> with the KJV is reason to suspect that the KJV's interpretation is not
>> correct, though it is possible grammatically.
>>     
>
> I would be curious to know the grammatical considerations for the RSV, JPS
> rendering.
>   

HH: The RSV is like the others. I don't know what the JPS has; I can't 
find that translation online. The idea is that the double Kaph phrasing 
is an idiom meaning something like "as . . . so . . . ."

Yours,
Harold Holmyard




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