[b-hebrew] Proverbs 5:16 - a declaration or a question ?
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Dec 31 07:25:13 EST 2004
>>HH: There is no problem with the verb meaning "be dispersed." It is
>>a metonymy. ...
>I agree that there is a metonymy or extended sense of the verb.
HH: I meant that there was a metonymy with the noun "springs." The
springs themselves are not dispersed. it is the water from the
springs that is. So "springs" are put for what they produce, water.
>>Should your springs overflow in the streets,
>Correct, maybe, but not they don't necessarily recognise a metonymy.
>In BDB there are two different roots PWC, one glossed as "be
>dispersed, scattered", and the other as "flow, overflow", with this
>verse and Zec 1:17 given as examples. But then this is more likely
>an extended sense than a separate root.
HH: Right, it does look like an extended sense, even though BDB lists
it as a separate root. If water is dispersed, it normally flows. If
blessings "are scattered abroad" ( a meaning for PWC 1), we can say
that they flow.
>>The HCSB has:
>>Should your springs flow in the streets.
>The same applies here. Presumably the question mark has been dropped.
HH: That's my mistake. The HCSB sentence ends in a question mark. I
should have used a comma, as I did with the NIV line above.
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