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

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Nov 29 16:28:22 EST 2003


I like it, too. Good show!

Yigal


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 29, 2003 2:15 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Re: 22nd Psalm & 40th Psalm


> Bravo, Peter, you may have something here.
>
> In my dictionary, the word used in Daniel 7:15 is listed under KRH and not
KR) but I think that is a minor point here so I won’t quibble, just make a
note and then be silent.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
>
> > An alternative suggestion: I just spotted in BDB the biblical Aramaic
> > root KR' which means, in the ithpeal, "be distressed", and with Akkadian
> > and Arabic as well as Syriac cognates (which are distinct from those of
> > Hebrew KRH). I wonder if this was also a Hebrew verb, otherwise
> > unattested, and that K'RW in Psalm 22 (just KRW in some MSS) is an error
> > for KR'W. If the Aramaic ithpeal is "be distressed", the Hebrew qal
> > could well be "they wounded", which fits the context. It would then be
> > necessary to suppose that the true meaning was lost by the time LXX was
> > translated, and that the variants are various attempts to reconstruct
> > this as "they dug" or "like a lion".
> >
> > --
> > Peter Kirk
> > peter at qaya.org (personal)
> > peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> > http://www.qaya.org/
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