TL Phillips tiphillips at InfoAve.Net
Sat Oct 31 02:44:12 EST 1998

Hey! That was me, not Peter! :-)  I have to take all the credit I can get.
Peter was talking about long noses, not "breathers."

sleepy also,
Tim Phillips

Irene Riegner wrote:

> Peter Kirk
> I  concur.  In fact I am writing a paper on Yhvh's anger and the
> metaphoric use of xrh, xrwn, hmh and )p and I have come up with similar
> translations.
> It's too late---or too early in the morning---for a detailed discourse,
> but a phrase like xmh w)p, which is frequently translated as a hendiady,
> rage and fury (NRSV or NJPS), seems to indicate that the anger is
> connected to the nose---"breather" as Peter Kirk suggested---or that it
> is breath that exits through the nose.  Ps 78.38:  In the rage of his
> nose/breather---bhrwn )pw.
> The anger that comes out is frequently poured, $pk or ntk, suggesting a
> liquid rather than vapor.
> irene riegner

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