[b-hebrew] Explain translation of "Asherah" as "grove" in 2Kings 23.7?

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Jul 14 11:03:21 EDT 2004


Dear Peter,

HH: Kitchen has a discussion of the figures in that image, but I 
can't remember the details.

>And since when is a final HE in an inscription "in Hebrew" 
>translated as "his" rather than "her"?

HH: Sometimes in the OT one finds H used as a masculine suffix, 
though it is not common. See GKC 91b, e. Examples given there include 
)HLH in Gen 9:21, 12:8, 13:3, and 33:21; NXH in Num 10:36; LXH in 
Deut 34:7, and numerous others.

					Yours,
					Harold Holmyard





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