[b-hebrew] barak (bless? curse?) in the Book of Job
hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 28 10:47:10 EST 2009
> I don't follow you. Do you have other examples to back you up? Where in
> Tanakh would they be found?
HH: BDB says, After an oath (expressed, or merely implied) )M (the
formula of imprecation being omitted) becomes an emphatic negative, and
)M-L) becomes an emphatic positive.
HH: An example of an emphatic positive would be "surely."
HH: The examples BDB gives include: Num 14:28; Josh 14:9; 1 Kgs 20:23; 2
Kgs 9:26; Isa 5:9; 14:24; Jer 15:11; 49:20; Job 1:11, and especially
cases in Ezekiel.
> BTW the phrase is "upon" your face, not "to". A significant difference in
> Biblical Hebrew.
HH: One of the meanings the preposition can have in English is "to."
This is well known. A word in one language does not necessarily have
only one word in another language to which it is equivalent, for the
range of meaning of a word in one language may not match the range of
meaning of one particular word in another language.
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