[B-Greek] Help with Gen. 35:24 "IAMIN"
jwest at highland.net
Mon Jun 26 16:50:01 EDT 2006
Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> Sorry, typo. It should be Gen. 36:24.
> Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
> Tejas Valley
> San Antonio, Texas
iamin is = to the Masoretic Text's yod ayin yod nun (y'yin) - in plural
form y'yim = shovels
Or- a variant could be yamim = waters, fountains, springs, etc. This is
the reading the Vulgate adopts (as it seems to make more sense).
Wenham, in the WBC on Genesis suggests it is probably a metathesis for
hamayim - "water".
In other words, its more likely that there's been some sort of scribal
slip and what Anah found in the desert were springs rather than shovels.
Still, neither the Hebrew nor the LXX is perfectly clear. In my
estimation the LXX translator found a word (erroneously written) which
he couldn't make heads or tails of and so he simply transliterated it.
Jim West, ThD
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