[b-hebrew] Isaiah 50:4
cherneyk at wls.wels.net
Fri Feb 25 14:57:04 EST 2011
When LXX (en kairwi) construes it as related to 't, "time, in my opinion the translator was guessing. I agree that it is a (maybe dialectical) variant of ws, to come and help. The t/s interchange is common(both are alveolars), and the meaning appears again in MHeb and fits the Isaiah context well. Ill stipulate, however, that Joel 4:11 isnt strong support.
Personally I find a derivation from to answer less convincing, since it seems to require a sort of combination of consonant confusion and haplography, and it's less clear why the "weary" would need "answering" rather than "helping."
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