[b-hebrew] Proverbs 30:19 (LMH
kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Sep 30 13:21:35 EDT 2003
After writing a note last night questioning if some of the lexemes in the dictionary are merely alternate spellings, does it make sense that I should come on today asking if we should add one? Especially when in this case I dont have an alternate spelling to back me up?
While reading Proverbs 30 this morning, it struck me that the last of the four objects moving is that of the conquering fellow into the unknown. A possible pronunciation being derek geber bealumah.
Linguistically, the proposed (LMH alumah comes from the root (LM meaning to be unknown or make unknown, so the meaning fits.
Psychologically, there is a constant desire of men to challenge the unknown, whether it is to explore new frontiers, make new discoveries or invent that which has not appeared before.
So here I have the parallelism of the context in the verse, linguistic possibility and psychological insight that suggests that (LMH read as alumah unknown is a proper lexeme that fits this verse.
Even this question is my road into the unknown and youall keep shooting me down often enough, but Im learning. :-)
Karl W. Randolph.
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