[b-hebrew] Prov 21:4

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Tue Jul 15 18:38:26 EDT 2003


At 10:22 PM 7/15/03 +0100, you wrote:

> The word NiR occurs again in Proverbs 31:18 (NeRaHh in pause with the 3fs
> pronominal suffix), of the diligent wife whose *lamp* burns all night as she
> labours on, burning the midnight oil, earning revenue for the family with her
> cottage industries.
>
> By contrast, the "lamp of the wicked" (NiR R:$a`iYM in 21:4) is burning all
> night whilst the baddies plot their nefarious deeds in the thieves' kitchen.
> This understanding makes sense of the parallelism in 21:4 too.
>
> Just a thought FWIW,

very nice.  thanks

Jim

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