[b-hebrew] A question about )DM in Isa. 29:19

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Aug 6 17:01:24 EDT 2004


On Fri, 6 Aug 2004 14:34:54 -0500 "Medina, Vincent" <VMedina at cbcag.edu>
writes:
> Greetings all:
> 
> M. Dahood suggests that )DM ('adam) in Isa. 29:19 is a masculine 
> form of
> )DMH('adamah). In support of this three other examples are 
> cited--Prov.
> 30:14b; Jer. 32:20; Zech. 13:5. The line in which the word appears 
> is
> usually translated "the needy of mankind" or some such. If Dahood's
> explanation is accepted it would mean "the needy of the land." 
> 
> What do you think of Dahood's suggestion? 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Vince Medina
> 
> Associate Professor
> Central Bible College
> 3000 N. Grant Avenue
> Springfield, Missouri  65803
> 
> _______________________________________________

While I appreciate much (though not all) of what Dahood did with the
Psalms, I think he sometimes has gone to excess.  I see no particular
problem here as traditionally understood.

george
gfsomsel



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