[b-hebrew] 'will be established' 1 Sam 24:20 [H 21]
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jul 26 00:05:17 EDT 2004
The verb used here is Weqamah, root QWM, which means "to stand up" or "to
rise". Literally, what the verse means is "your kingdom shall rise". The
translation "Shall be established", not only in NIV but even in AV, is
simply translating the Hebrew expression into the equivelant English one.
The verb KWM does indeed mean "to establish" and could have been used
instead (see 1 Kings 2:46 - "The Kingdom was established - Nakwnah - in
Solomon's hand"), but it wasn't.
As for the noun Qamah, "standing grain", it is presumably related to the
verb QWM, but I don't think that it has anything to do with a kingdom.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian & Laureen Powell" <PowellBrian at omf.net>
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Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 3:48 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] 'will be established' 1 Sam 24:20 [H 21]
> Hi again friends,
> I was trying to look up the meaning of the word translated in the NIV as
> 'will be established' in I Samuel 24:20 and came across an anomaly.
> The word in the Hebrew is W:QFMFH, so I looked up QFMFH in my dictionary
> (TWOT) and it pointed me to QWM as being the root, but none of the
> definitions in that article seemed to refer to 'being established'. So,
> I looked up 'established' in my NIV concordance, and it says the Hebrew
> word in this verse is KWN.
> How did they get from QFMFH to KWN?
> Does QFMFH, meaning 'standing grain', metaphorically mean to be
> established? The context of the word implies some such meaning.
> Brian & Laureen Powell
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