[b-hebrew] Proverbs 5:16 - a declaration or a question ?

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Dec 30 12:29:55 EST 2004


The verb is plural third person, but the subject is PLGY MYM.

M(YNTYK cannot be the subject, as it has a prefixed M- short for MN which can never be the subject of the verb.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>

> Dear Karl,
> > Ignore other translations and traditions, what are the
> > grammatical reasons not to read:
> >
> > M(YNTYK as a simple plural of (YN meaning eyes? Almost all the
> > time (YN is in dual. But is it not a feminine noun, so the simple
> > plural would end in -WT ? Correct me if I am wrong.
> >
> > That would make the translation "Be dispersed away from your eyes
> > outwards into the broad streets (broad areas?) the channels of
> > water", in other words a poetic way of saying not to look at
> > other sources, so within the context not to be looking at other
> > women?
> HH: The verb "dispersed" is a Qal 3mp imperfect, not a 2mp
> imperative. So the phrase M(YNTYK is the subject of the verb.
> 					Yours,
> 					Harold Holmyard
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