Judges 11:36

Daniel Wagner dan.wagner at netzero.net
Sat Apr 21 11:19:07 EDT 2001


It could mean either "after" temporally or also "since/because," "in consequence to" as logical idea more than mere subsequent time alone. Here is the data for this exact construction:
Deut. 24:4; Jos. 7:8, 9:16, 23:1, 24:20; Jdg. 11:36, 19:23; 2 Sm. 19:31.

 We do the same in English with our word "since."
Temporal:
"It happened sometime since [=> after] 1950."
"Ever since his arrival, he has been angry."

Logical consequence:
"Since you believe X, you must also accept Y."
"Since you enjoy reading, i gave you a book."

Dan Wagner

----- Original Message ----- 
From: John Barach <jbarach at telusplanet.net>
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 7:32 PM
Subject: Judges 11:36


> B-Haverim:
> 
> In Judges 11:36, Jephthah's daughter tells him to do according to what
> came out of his mouth and then adds:
> 
> 'acHeReY 'ASheR 'aSaH LeKa YHWH....
> 
> I'm puzzled about the words 'acHeReY 'ASheR, which my lack of Hebrew
> skills reads as "after which," but which translators seem to render
> "since."  If someone on the list could explain this idiom, I'd greatly
> appreciate it!
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> John
> 
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