[b-hebrew] proverbs 11:30

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Mon Apr 28 17:31:08 EDT 2003


Listers,

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is
wise winneth souls. (so says the ASV).

How can a fruit become a tree?  Even more interesting is the second part
which literally says "the wise person takes souls"!    Cf. Ps 31:14.  How is
it wise to "take" souls?  The similar line in the aforementioned psalm is
used in the sense of "destroy"- so does this mean the wise destroy souls?
But surely not!

thanks

Jim


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Le Nozze Di Figaro, Act Two, Scene X,
SUSANNA e LA CONTESSA
(piano a Figaro)
Figaro, all'erta........




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