[b-Hebrew] 22nd Psalm & LXX
peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Dec 2 18:17:50 EST 2003
On 02/12/2003 15:05, David Kimbrough (CLWA) wrote:
>My point was that a previous correspondent had identified the LXX as a
>source supporting a translation the 22nd Psalm, Verse 16 as "they pierce"
>when in fact, it reads "they dug", irrespective of my ad hoc transliteration
>of the Greek. The debate was how to translate "karu", as "they dug" vs.
>"they pierced". The LXX supports the former. Whether or not the author
>meant "they dug" to mean "they pierce" was not the point per se.
>dkimbrough at clwa.org
Well, David, I would have more confidence that you had done your
homework on the meaning of the verb in question if you had correctly
identified its dictionary form. Your "oruko" suggests that you did not
actually check on the meaning of ORUSSW/ORUTTW, with no letter which
could possibly be transliterated "k".
I accept that the primary meaning of ORUSSW is "dig". But we need to
look closely at scholarly dictionaries and preferably at its usage in a
wide range of actual Greek texts before we can be at all safe in
declaring that it cannot mean "pierce" but 'is unambiguously "to dig"'.
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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