[b-hebrew] Z-N-V smite the hindmost...

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Jul 7 11:15:57 EDT 2004

Dear Chris,

>Hallo,  a quick question concerning the direct object of this piel verb in
>the only 2 occurrences in scripture.
>1.  In Joshua 10:19 we see the direct object marker and the plural suffix.
>2. But in Deut 25:18 can not this verse be more precisely translated as 'in
>you'? For semantic purposes then leading to the idea that the congregation
>of Israel is a BODY and the Amalekites were curtailing/cutting a part of
>that body away?

HH: The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew says that the preposition "B" 
with this verb at Deut 25:18 suggests place, with a sense like "'in,' 
'among,' or 'from.' They give the meaning of the verb as "'cut off 
rear,' 'attack from behind,' perhaps 'massacre rearguard' or 'cut off 

				Harold Holmyard

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list