[b-hebrew] Alleged meaning of ecclesia in OT

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Dec 18 12:18:23 EST 2004


On Sat, 18 Dec 2004 16:10:38 +0000 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
writes:
> On 17/12/2004 18:27, George F Somsel wrote:
> 
> >...
> >
> >The )oHeL MoW("D is called the SKHNH MARTURIOU in the LXX.  See Ex 
> 33.7.
> >
> >  
> >
> But this is a mistranslation based on a misunderstanding of MW(D. 
> This 
> word does not mean "witness" or "testimony", from the root (WD, but 
> 
> "congregation", from the root Y(D, as was recognised by BDB.
> 
> The same confusion underlies the translation of ("DW.T as 
> "testimony", 
> also used with )OHEL for the Tabernacle, and especially in Psalms 19 
> and 
> 119. This word is also derived from Y(D and refers to something 
> appointed by God, rather than to a witness or testimony.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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I didn't say it was correct.  I only stated that was what it was.

george
gfsomsel
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