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

Jason Hare jason at hareplay.com
Wed Dec 3 06:11:40 EST 2003


Peter,

So, would we then--if we accept this version--suggest a hapax legomenon in
this verse?

Regards,
Jason

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: "Deborah Millier" <deborahmillier at yahoo.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:07 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Re: 22nd Psalm & 40th Psalm


> On 02/12/2003 17:32, Deborah Millier wrote:
>
> > ...
> >
> >Some of the Midrashim got creative with the MT, but
> >nothing that is exegetically compelling:
> >
> >”My hands and my feet they made repulsive [from Heb.
> >K’AR—ugly, repulsive]” . According to R. Judah, Esther
> >[the supposed author of Psa 22] said: "Though Haman's
> >sons practiced sorcery on me so that in the sight of
> >Ahaseurus my hands and feet were repulsive, yet a
> >miracle was wrought for me, and my hands and my feet
> >were made to shine like sapphires.
> >
> >
>
> This one looks interesting. Is there really a Hebrew K'AR "ugly,
> repulsive"? It doesn't seem to be attested elsewhere in the Bible, but
> if it is later Hebrew it may well have been in occasional (perhaps
> dialectal or informal) use earlier. But the meaning is more likely to be
> "my hands and my feet were repulsive", with the adjective interchanging
> with a stative verb.
>
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> b-hebrew mailing list
> b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/b-hebrew
>




More information about the b-hebrew mailing list