Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Thu Jun 6 17:32:19 EDT 2002
On Wed 5 Jun 2002 (12:24:01), johntyler at connoley.com wrote:
> Could $n be taken as a descriptor of the bt-'$rym? If we accept that '$rym
> is a variant of t'$rym, meaning boxwood, then bt-'$rym might be young
> boxwood. Or perhaps its another tree of the same family, prized for
> it's ivory color.
The consensus seems to be that BaT-'a:$uRiYM should be pointed BiT:'a:$$uRiYM
as suggested by Kittel in the app: crit: of BHS.
T:'a$$uWR occurs in Isaiah 41:19 and 60:13, where it is traditionally rendered
as Box-tree. It could be the Arabic /Sherbin/, a species of cedar. This gives
the sense "Thy deck they made of ivory [inlaid] *in sherbin wood* from the
island[s] of Cyprus".
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
<ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)
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