[b-hebrew] Vocalization of wnr)h 1Sam 1:22

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 11 14:41:23 EDT 2003

Robert Alter (David Story, p.7) suggests that wnr)h in 1Sam 1:22 was
originally vocalized as a qal impf. first plural and later changed to a
niph. perf. third sing. to avoid an apparent anthropomorphism.

What sort of evidence, specific to this passage, is there to support Alter
on this? Rahlfs' LXX supports the MT with a indicative future passive
singular ophthesetai. Are there other sources that suggest a change of
vocalization in the MT here?

Clay Bartholomew 

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