[b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 3:1 - Paratz

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Apr 7 14:58:04 EDT 2004

Rudy, I think you're missing the word )yn, "no". That's the "not" in the
translations. PRC has a basic meaning of "break out".  Xazon niprac would be
"vision (that is, prophecy) was out there". )eyn xazon niprac is "there was
no vision out there". Look at KJV: "there was no open vision".


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rudy Ruiz" <roodee at thummy.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 7:24 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 3:1 - Paratz

> Greetings,
> In the text above the JPS renders 'paratz' as 'not widespread' and
> similarly the NKJV renders the same word 'no widespread' yet in NIDOTTE
> the general usage is typically 'break through or burst out'. I
> understand that this verb form (niphal) only appears in this text so a
> proper understanding of this usage is a bit difficult for me to
> understand. Can anyone offer any insight into this?
> Regards,
> --
> Rudy
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