Psa 118:27b

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Sat Jun 29 15:11:24 EDT 2002


The horns of the altar were used e.g. by Joab to grasp and attach
himself to the altar so that he couldn't be pulled away - 1 Kings 2:28.

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bryan Rocine [mailto:brocine at earthlink.net]
> Sent: 29 June 2002 14:16
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Psa 118:27b
> 
> B-Haverim,
> 
> A query on Psa 118b:
> 
> 'isru Hag Ba`abotim `al qarnot hammizbeaH
> 
> English translations of this verset mostly fall into two
> schools represented below by the NJPS and the NIV.
> 
> NJPS:  "Bind the festal offering to the horns of the altar
> with cords."
> 
> NIV:  "With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up
> to the horns of the altar."
> 
> Do you think one is more likely?  Why?
> 
> Do we have any evidence outside of this verse that the horns
> of an altar were used for tying something to the altar?
> 
> Thanks and shalom,  Bryan
> 
> B. M. Rocine
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