[b-hebrew] Proverbs 30:19 (LMH

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Sep 30 14:53:22 EDT 2003


The problem I have with the traditional translation is that I don’t understand it.

Oh I understand the lexemes and the sentence structure, but the idea doesn’t make sense. Furthermore, the parallelism gives the actor, then his way in an inanimate milieu for the first three, whereas what is his way in a virgin? But “into the unknown” fits the parallelism, makes linguistic, logical and psychological sense, and I understand it.     ;-)

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> >
> >
> Karl, what have you against the traditional translation "the way of a 
> man with a maiden"? No need to invent a new lexeme, we have the 
> well-known 'alma = young woman, virgin. Sounds like it fits the context 
> very well - at least to me whose lack of success means that this way 
> remains a mystery to me :-( ;-)
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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