[b-hebrew] prosthetic aleph in Ps 22:17?
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 15:13:25 EST 2009
On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
> > > From: K Randolph
> > > Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 1:36 PM
> > > To: B-Hebrew
> > > Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] prosthetic aleph in Ps 22:17?
> > >
> > >
> > > I take this as a verb that appears only twice, the other time in Amos
> > > 8:8,
> > > meaning 'to deform', an understanding taken from Akkadian medical texts
> > > referring to diseases that deform. In which case, the aleph is an
> > > integral
> > > part of the verb, not something slipped in.
> > >
> > [Steve Miller] How would you translate Amos 8:8 then with that verb?
> [Steve Miller] Karl, one other question that got missed. How would you
> translate Amos 8:8 with the Akkadian kar verb? Thanks.
First of all, this is Hebrew, not Akkadian, hence we should have no
expectation that it has an exact same meaning.
This is a hard verse to translate. Primarily because of differences between
the two languages, that what makes sense in Biblical Hebrew comes out very
awkward in English. Hence this is not an exact word for word translation.
Is it not for this reason that the earth should shudder and all who settle
on it will mourn, that injustice distorts all of it and it is driven out and
made to flow away as Egypt’s Nile?
> -Steve Miller
> They shall come, and they shall declare
> to a people to be born,
> reveal His righteousness.
> This deed which the Lord has done
> they'll retell to everyone
> that He may all peoples bless. (Psalm 22:31)
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