[b-hebrew] Me(onah in Deut. 33:27

Reinier de Blois r.de.blois at solcon.nl
Thu Jul 22 10:24:19 EDT 2004


Dear Yigal,

> The phrase "Me(onah Elohey Qedem" (Deut. 33:27) is translated 
> "The eternal God is thy refuge" in the AV, and "He subdues 
> the ancient gods" by NRSV, with a note about "mythic imagery". 
> What is Me(onah? Ma(on is usually a "residence", so wouldn't 
> it be "The residence of the ancient/everlasting G/god"?

Wouldn't that require ME(ONAT?

> I can 
> understand how AV got from "residence" to "refuge". Where did 
> "subdue" come from? 

By reading ME(ANNEH (piel participle).

Best wishes,

Reinier de Blois




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