DOMATA in Mal 1:3
Cees van Veelen
cees at vanveelen.xs4all.nl
Tue Jan 29 08:22:57 EST 2002
> As far as I can tell, the word DOMATA (in Mal 1:3) is accusative plural of
> the neuter noun DOMA and means "gifts". Brenton (according to BibleWorks)
> translates it as "dwellings" and is supported in this by a commentary on
> Malachi by D. L. Petersen. I see the similarity between the words DOMA and
> DOMOS, but is it possible to understand DOMATA as a form of DOMOS?
There is a correction suggested to read DWMATA (with omega). That would
translate as dwellings.
Anyway - 'gifts of the desert' does not make much sense here, as 'dwellings of
the desert' does. So I do understand the argument for the correction. The hebrew
has something else: jackals of the desert.
Cees van Veelen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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