[b-hebrew] Prov 21:4

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Tue Jul 15 13:19:38 EDT 2003

At 01:12 PM 7/15/03 -0400, you wrote:
>"Ner" with a tsere is a lamp; "Nir" with a hireq (like here; although I
>think there are MT manuscripts that have "ner") is a plowed furrow.
>Assuming that this reading is correct, the wicked sows sin.

Agreed, of course.  But how does either match up with the first phrase of
the verse?  

        A high look,
                a proud heart:
        the wicked sows sin.


        a high look,
                a proud heart:
        the wicked plow a furrow.

Either way, im not getting how b follows from a.




Jim West
Quartz Hill School of Theology
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies

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