VS: tender eyed ???

Søren Holst sh at teol.ku.dk
Sun Mar 4 08:19:54 EST 2001


> Might it mean her eyes were "weak" in terms of brilliance - i.e. they were
> "lacklustre", "dull" or "dim"? That's what Danish Bible translations have
> made of the verse. (Eyes are favourably associated with forms of the root
> )WR in Ps 13,4; 19,9; 38,11 Prov 15,30 Ezra 9,8 a.o. - although I guess it
> primarily connotes "life" in general and not beauty).
> 
> Soren
> Cph
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra:	Rick Hoenstine [SMTP:RickHoenstine at email.msn.com]
> Sendt:	3. marts 2001 05:37
> Til:	Biblical Hebrew

> Emne:	tender eyed ???
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> 
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to b-hebrew as: [sh at teol.ku.dk]
> To unsubscribe, forward this message to
> $subst('Email.Unsub')
> To subscribe, send an email to join-b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu.



More information about the b-hebrew mailing list