[b-hebrew] Re: 22nd Psalm & 40th Psalm

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Fri Nov 28 14:25:47 EST 2003

On Friday 28 November 2003 07:55, Pastor Mark Eddy wrote:
> I have not had time to follow this whole link, but I hope to go back over
> it some time in the future. Bur for now I have one question about the
> following point:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> > 3. However, IF K)RY is "like (a/the) lion", the verb is missing. "my
> > hands and feet ARE like lions" doesn't fit the context - I'd expect
> > something like "TPSW" - "like a lion they caught my  hands and feet". But
> > that's not in the text. Which may be why the vorlage of the DDS and the
> > LXX had KRW - to supply a verb. But what does "piercing hand and feet"
> > mean IN THIS CONTEXT, unless it's about Jesus. Which it's not (at least,
> > "king David" didn't think it was...).
> How can someone know that king David didn't think it was about Jesus?

I assume that you more or less mean "about a coming Messiah"?  Part of the 
Christian viewpoint is that at times, the Hebrew prophets wrote things that 
foreshadowed events surrounding the future Messiah (whom we identify as 
Jesus) without really understanding that they were writing such 
foreshadowings.  I would suggest that this might be one of those times, 
though to me it really doesn't matter whether David was aware of the 
messianic implications of this psalm or not, assuming the implications are 
there.  The question of such implications, foreshadowings etc. is beyond the 
scope of this list, so that's all I'll say about it.

Dave Washburn
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