[b-hebrew] prov 9:7

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at utc.edu
Tue Apr 8 14:57:49 EDT 2003

Hi Jim,

In this case, I think JPS got it better - the object of "mumo" - "HIS
disfigurement", is the wicked man. I'd put it:
"the one who corrects a scoffer gets reviled,
who show a wicked man his blemish".


At 02:41 PM 4/8/2003 -0400, Jim West wrote:
>in the view of listers, is it legitimate to translate "mum" (at the end of
>the verse) as "disfigurement" and hence "beating"?
>The way I understand the verse is like this-
>">        the one who reproves a wicked man gets a beating!"
>any suggestions as to why this may be wrong (if indeed it is wrong).
>Jim West, ThD
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Dr. Yigal Levin
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