[b-hebrew] Jonah 1:2
B. M. Rocine
brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Mar 5 16:28:17 EST 2003
Don't change the ayin; read it. Even if it *was* aleph, the message was one
of wrath, see: ki `altah ra`atam lephanay.
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From: "Ben and Jo Crick" <ben.crick at argonet.co.uk>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 7:10 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Jonah 1:2
This weekend I am starting a series on Jonah. Immediately there is a
crux in 1:2 "Arise go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry *against* it,
their wickedness is come up before me" (KJV).
The LXX has ... POREUQHTI IES NINEUH THN POLIN THN MEGALHN, KAI KHRUXON *EN
The Vulgate has ... vade in Nineven civitatem grandem et praedica *en ea*
The BHS has ... LeK 'eL-NiYN:WeH Ha`iYR HaGG:DoWLaH uWQ:Ra' *`aLeYHa* ...
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
to the Ninevites, but rather Wrath be preached against it? There is no
footnote in the App: Crit: of the BHS to this effect.
I would be very grateful for any learned comments on this.
B. M. Rocine
Living Word Church
6101 Court St. Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13206
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