[b-hebrew] isaiah 50:4
Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Fri Feb 25 16:53:14 EST 2011
let me just suggest one more possibility, for what it's worth.
LW), related to mouthpiece/throat, might be an unknown word
connected with language, as synonymous to tongue.
this, i think, is evident in arabic, where the word for language is
lu)a written with soft ). maybe also from the hebrew word L)Z.
although i still do not understand this verse, nor the exact form of
L)WT, i note its proximity in this phrase to tongue=language.
thus, a possible punctuation:
LESHON LIMUDIM LADA`AT, LE`UT/LO'UT ET-YAEF DABER:
using LADA'AT="to let know(?)", "DABER"=to speak(infinitive), we get
the following very free translation:
tongue to spread knowledge, language to speak with the weak(unmotivated??).
just a long shot.
>>> De: K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>
Assunto: [b-hebrew] Isaiah 50:4
Data: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 09:41:56 -0800
Para: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
אדני יהוה נתן לי לשון למודים לדעת לעות את יעף דבר יעיר בבקר בבקר יעיר לי אזן
Any ideas on what this means?
I suspect a copyist error here, that לעות should be לענת ( L(WT should be
L(NT ). If that were so, it would have been before the writing of the Great
Isaiah Scroll, it has the same as the MT consonantal text. The LXX seems to
indicate a different reading (or did they not understand it as well, and so
Or is it possible that we misunderstand the verb עות (WT ?
It’s been a few slow days, so maybe a good time to start a discussion.
Karl W. Randolph.
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