[b-hebrew] Psalm 138:2
smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Wed May 26 21:39:42 EDT 2010
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Miller" <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "'Barry'" <nebarry at verizon.net>; <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:14 PM
> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Psalm 138:2
> >I think the problem with your proposal is that there is no "and"
> >"Your name" and "Your word". How can they both be direct objects
> >"and" connecting them?
> >Also, I think it would be bad writing for KoL to act as a noun when it
> >followed by a noun. The reader would naturally read KoL as modifying
> >noun which follows it. Ps 103:19 & 145:9 are given by TWOT where KoL
> >as a noun, and in both of these it is clear that KoL cannot modify the
> >following verb or noun with conjunction prefix.
> >I would translate it: For You have magnified Your word based upon Your
> >entire name.
> Thanks, Steve, these are precisely the objections that I had in mind
> when I
> asked the question, and why I asked if there could then be a hendiadys.
> there any clear examples of hendiades in the Hebrew text? Is it a
> device that would make sense in Hebrew?
> Thanks in advance,
> N.E. Barry Hofstetter
>From what I read of the definition of hendiadys in Wikipedia, this cannot be
one because a conjunction needs to be present. This is true of Hebrew as in
Also one noun needs to be subordinate to the other as if it was modifying
the other as if it was an adjective, which does not make sense with "Your
name" and "Your word".
There are many parallelisms in the Hebrew Bible which could be considered
hendiadys. Some examples are listed here
(If the link doesn't work, just google hendiadys in Hebrew Bible.
In the Lord do I trust.
How say ye to my soul,
"Flee as a bird to your mountain,
for wicked bend the bow."? (Ps11:1-2a)
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