[B-Greek] Help with Gen. 35:24 "IAMIN"

Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com
Mon Jun 26 18:21:34 EDT 2006

In a message dated 6/26/2006 3:52:56 PM Central Daylight Time, 
jwest at highland.net writes:

> 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.
> Best


Thank you, Sir.  I just came this and knew something was wrong.  Brenton 
translates it as a Jamin, and nothing in Sophocles' and Mounce's.  Gramcord 
rendered it as shovels which made no sense at all.  Thanks again.

Rev. Doug Pickrel, Litt.D.
Tejas Valley
San Antonio, Texas

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