[b-hebrew] Psalm 22:16 - daqar as pierced ?
hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Sep 29 10:27:22 EDT 2006
Yitzhak Sapir wrote:
> On 9/28/06, Vadim Cherny wrote:
>> I'm less familiar with the Christian issues, but I frankly don't see how you
>> could read ca-ari in Ps22:17 as "pierced."
>> As a lion [they have encompassed (transposition from the earlier phrase)] my
>> hands and feet.
>> Vadim Cherny
> The prefix ka- in this verse takes a qamats, suggesting it can't be
> read as "As a
> lion". There are variants with a patach, but as it stands the standard reading
> also has its problems (though probably less than the reading k)r = dig, which
> ignore just the vowels, but also the aleph).
HH: The aleph may not be such a problem. Conrad
Ancient Hebrew sometimes has a fuller (plené)
spelling than what exists in today's Hebrew text.
This included adding alephs to assist in
vocalization, before the vowel pointing system.
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