[b-hebrew] 1 Sam 5:6 ; Mice & Rats & Plague
David Kimbrough (CLWA)
dkimbrough at clwa.org
Thu Apr 29 15:00:17 EDT 2004
Perhaps the b-Greek folks would helpful?
David Eugene Kimbrough
From: C. Stirling Bartholomew [mailto:jacksonpollock at earthlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] 1 Sam 5:6 ; Mice & Rats & Plague
On 4/29/04 10:50 AM, "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
> So no, BH apparently does not have separate words for "mouse" and "rat".
And furthermore the LXX rendering MUS does not prove anything since there
seems to be no distinguishing word for *rat* in the lexical stock available
to the LXX translators.
Still working on this but so far have found no rats in Homeric/Attic/Koine.
Would be pleased to hear from someone who can show me a Greek rat but so far
have no takers.
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