[b-hebrew] Singers

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Aug 10 00:40:17 EDT 2004


Liz:

Except for 1 Kings 10:12 and 2 Chronicles 9:11 and 35:25, all the other uses of $RYM is by authors who were writing before or were born and reared before the Galut Babel.           

All the uses of M$RRYM is post Galut Babel.        

This is a case of language shift over time.        

Karl W. Randolph. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>

> Hi Liz,
> 
> While I don't have a direct answer, could it be because in Chronicles and
> Ezra-Nehemiah the reference is specifically to a class of Temple personnel,
> while in other places it refers to palace singers? There is, by the way, one
> place where Chron. uses "$arim Ve$arot" - in telling of Jeremiah's lament
> for Josiah in 2 Chron. 35:25.
> 
> Yigal
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
> 
> > Dear All,
> >
> > Does anyone have any ideas why singers/musicians should
> >
> > be  משררים (me$orerim) in Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah and
> >
> > שרים ($arim) everywhere else?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Liz
> >
> >
> >
> > Lisbeth S. Fried, Ph. D.
> > Visiting Scholar
> > Department of Near Eastern Studies
> > University of Michigan
> > 2068 Frieze Bldg.
> > 105 S. State St.
> > Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109-1285
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