Beguiled in Gen 3:13

Lewis Reich LBR at
Fri Sep 25 21:56:18 EDT 1998

On 25 Sep 98, at 20:12, Paul Zellmer wrote: 

> The quote of Eve is:  HaNNfXf$ Hi$$iY)aNiY Wf)oK"L 

> Your question is about Hi$$iY)aNiY, which is from N$)  

> [nun shin aleph].  There appears to be two roots with >  
these root letters, one with a basic  idea of lending   

Isn't the verb with the meaning "to lend" N$H  (e.g. Deut.  
15:2, 24:11)? 

> and the other with the basic concept of giving a false 

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> hope.  <color><param>0000,0000,0000</param> 

<color><param>7F00,0000,0000</param>> The word is used some fifteen times in the Tanakh, most 

> of which deal with prophets (like Hezekiah) being 

> charged with "deceiving" or "giving false hope" to their 

> listeners.  Cf 2 King 18:29, Jeremiah 4:10.  

<color><param>0000,0000,0000</param>One thing about those two examples struck me as somewhat   
different from Gen. 3:13, where the suffix aNiY indicates  
Hi$$iYa )oWTiY; if Gen. 3:13 were parallel to 2K 18:29  

[ )aL Ya$iY) LfKeM ] and  J 4:10 [ Ha$") Ha$"(Tf  Lf(fM ]  
it would have Hi$$iYa LiY, wouldn't it?    Is this  
difference in construction significant? 

Lewis Reich 

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