[b-hebrew] Jonah 1:2

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Mar 5 16:15:26 EST 2003


Jack Sasson, in the AB commentary, renders it "about."
He doesn't comment on it that I could see.
Liz

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> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Jonah 1:2
>
>
> At 12:10 PM 3/5/03 +0000, you wrote:
>
> > Could it be that an original Aleph has been substituted by
> an `ayin in the
> > BHS, the scribes taking Jonah's view (4:2) that mercy
> should not be preached
> > to the Ninevites, but rather Wrath be preached against it?
> There is no
> > footnote in the App: Crit: of the BHS to this effect.
>
> struggling with the versions will not bring you closer to the
> meaning of the
> underlying hebrew text- it will only open a window on the interpretive
> understanding of the translator.  that said, i think the
> hebrew text is
> fairly clear-- and the kjv is correct (!) in rendering "against".  the
> prepositional phrase (here) in hebrew almost always connotes
> opposition.
> that the versions do different things does not necessarily
> mean there is a
> different hebrew Vorlage.
>
> jim
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