[b-hebrew] Prov. 14:9

A. Philip Brown II pbrown at GBS.EDU
Thu Dec 18 17:08:34 EST 2003


Hello,

I would be interested in getting some feedback from the list on Prov. 14:9.

A:EWILIYM YFLIYC AF$FM WB"YN Y:$FRIYM RFCOWN

My initials thoughts:
Prov. 14:9 The use of AF$FM and RFCOWN in sacrificial contexts (cf. Lev.
1:3; 19:5), seems to suggest that the proverb means  Fools mock at
restitution, but among the upright there is acceptance;

Two questions:
1.  Is there any validity to the AVs translation of AF$FM as 'sin'?
2.  In what sense is there RFCOWN among the Y:$FRIYM?
Perhaps:  (1) the upright enjoy Gods favor because they make restitution
when they do wrong, or (2) the upright experience the acceptance of those to
whom they make restitution and thus there is favor 'among' B"YN the upright.

Philip Brown

Any corrections on transliteration appreciated.


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