Psalm 2:7 and Proverbs 31 ben/bar
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Mar 21 15:48:34 EST 2002
It is extremely unlikely, that the poet would use ben in one verse
and a few lines later use bar.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Schmuel [mailto:schmuel at bigfoot.com]
> Sent: Thu, March 21, 2002 3:25 PM
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> Subject: Psalm 2:7 and Proverbs 31 ben/bar
> Shalom B-Hebrew,
> Please accept double-apologies for making this three posts...
> Psalms 2:12 (KJV)
> 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way,
> when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that
> put their trust in him.
> I just found the exact claim.. it is from a Jews for Judaism
> Referece Library..
> > In Aramaic, bar is used only as a construct "son of" (Proverbs 31:2;
> Ezra 5:1-2, 6:14),
> > whereas the absolute form of "son" in Aramaic is ber'a.
> > the verse should have read nash-ku ber'a, "kiss the son," not nash-ku
> bar, "kiss the son of."
> I know that cross-language "rules" are very dubious..
> What do you think of this claim ?
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