[b-hebrew] Re: "little finger" in 1 Kings 12: 10

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jun 15 14:00:36 EDT 2004


How about a translation into English for those who don't read German?  (I can 
sort it out given enough time, but said time is not available at the 
moment...)

On Tuesday 15 June 2004 08:38, Reinhard G. Lehmann wrote:
> Martin Noth, in his 1968 commentary on Kings, wrote p. 275: The answer of
> the children would be a "wahrscheinlich obszöne und vermutlich
> sprichwörtliche Redensart, die eine maßlose Prahlerei mit der eigenen Kraft
> zum Inhalt hat", and, less distinguished, on p. 267: It is "zu vermuten,
> daß mit qTn etwas der 'Hüfte' Gegenüberzustellendes gemeint ist; dann aber
> dürfte es sich am ehesten um eine Umschreibung für das männliche Glied
> handeln."
>
> But translators seem not to have learned from it...
>
> Reinhard G. Lehmann
>
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