tender eyed ???

Liz Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sat Mar 3 11:31:50 EST 2001


Humph!
She just needed glasses, is all.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim West [mailto:jwest at highland.net]
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 10:58 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Cc: b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu
> Subject: Re: tender eyed ???
>
>
> At 11:36 PM 3/2/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hello All,
> >
> >I would appreciate this groups thoughts on the term "tender
> eyed" from the
> following
> >verse
> >
> >Gen 29:17  Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and
> well favoured.
> >
> >Thank you,
> >Rick Hoenstine
> >
>
> literally she brought "tears to the eyes".  in other words, this is a
> euphemism for *ugly*.  She was so ugly she brought tears to the eyes-- but
> Rachel was a babe!  Leah was what may well be termed a *double bagger*.
>
> Best,
>
> Jim
>
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> Adjunct Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Hudson College
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