[b-hebrew] barak (bless? curse?) in the Book of Job
hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 28 14:12:42 EST 2009
You say you doubt what BDB says. Here is what the NET Bible has for Job 2:5:
2:5 <verse.php?book=Job&chapter=2&verse=5> But extend your hand and
strike his bone and his flesh,^ 14 <#n14> and he will no doubt^ 15
<#n15> curse you to your face!"
HH: Here is the note they have for "no doubt":
^15 <#v15> sn This is the same oath formula found in 1:11 <verse.php>;
see the note there.
HH: This is the NET translation for 1:11:
1:11 <verse.php?book=Job&chapter=1&verse=11> But^ 50 <#n50> extend your
hand and strike^ 51 <#n51> everything he has, and he will no doubt^ 52
<#n52> curse you^ 53 <#n53> to your face!"
HH: Here is the note for "no doubt":
^52 <#v52> sn The formula used in the expression is the oath formula:
"if not to your face he will curse you" meaning "he will surely curse
you to your face." Satan is so sure that the piety is insincere that he
can use an oath formula.
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