[b-hebrew] Re: 22nd Psalm & 40th Psalm

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Dec 1 02:39:13 EST 2003


I was lazy on this issue, and looked up the occurances of KRH in a concordance. Though I have disputed the pointings in some cases, I know of no reason to dispute the pointings for any of the occurances of KRH. That includes Hos. 3:2.

As for Biblical Hebrew words meaning digging, we have at least XPR meaning to delve, unearth, both literally as in digging (e.g. a well Gen. 21:30, 26:21) and metaphorically in searching out, and NQR which has the implication of digging a hole.

As for the participial use in 2 Kings 12:6,8, there’s enough to make that a discussion on its own, so I won’t push it now. However there is a word for “acquaintance” MWD(.

I think you are stretching to maintain your definition.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>

> Hi Karl,
> I must disagree. In Hos. 3:2 it means "bought", from MKR "sell", in a sort
> of reverse way. In Deuteronomy 2:6 it refers to getting water from wells -
> even if they were not going to dig, the verb KRH is the way in which
> "drilling" is referred to. The same in Gen 50:5 - true, presumably Jacob
> didn't have to dig his own grave, but KRH is the term for "to prepare a
> grave", since such graves are usually dug. In 2 Kings 12:6 "makaro" means
> just what the KJV translates - "his acquaintance" - a totally different
> verb. In 2 Kings 6:23 he (either Elisha of the king) prepares a big Kerah of
> food. This sound like a big bowl or spread. I could claim that a bowl has a
> "dug out" shape, but of course I have no evidence of this. However, Kor is a
> (liquid) mesure, so maybe a Kerah is a Kor-sized bowl.
> Yigal
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> > Yigal:
> >
> > KRH means to provide, furnish. It does not specify the means by which the
> provision is made. In Hosea 3:2 and Deuteronomy 2:6 the provision is through
> purchase. In  again no digging was involved in that he was buried in a
> natural cave that was on the property in which his father and grandfather
> were buried. In  that which was provided was a meal, or provisions?  the
> participial form is used for provisions for those who are on duty, in this
> case priests in the temple. True, it is often used for providing or
> furnishing a pit or well, but as can be seen above, digging is not part of
> the definition of the word itself, but the unspoken means by which the
> provision is often made. In an English context not connected with Tanakh, I
> have seen the sentence "We provided a well for him."
> >
> >
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> >
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