[b-hebrew] Re: Proverbs 30:19
kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Oct 3 15:17:58 EDT 2003
I think youre stretching it.
As far as I know, B- prefix stands only for in and by or with in the sense of instrumentality e.g. I hit him with a stick.
If one wants to do something with someone else, as far as I know the word to use is (M [im].
A third problem I have is the definition of (LMH [almah] meaning virgin. If you refer to his action in deflowering her, she is no longer a virgin, which brings up the question what other unpredictable action is he doing IN her so that she is still a virgin? Both the LXX and my proposal get around that problem by using a different definition of (LMH.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> I will risk a charge of sexism by pointing out that young women are just
> as unpredictable as air, rock and sea conditions, and as young men - and
> young men's response to young women's unpredictability is just as
> unpredictable as the responses of eagles, snakes and sea captains. So
> your analogy gives excellent support for the interpretation of DRK GBR
> B(LMH as "the way of a man with a girl".
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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