VS: tender eyed ???

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Sun Mar 4 09:30:02 EST 2001


When I read the verse, I intuit immediately that it refers to Leah's 
inner nature

Did someone say once, "The eyes are the mirror of the soul"?

Shoshanna




> 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
>
>
>
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