[b-hebrew] Offend/dealt corruptly - chet bet lamed (nehemiah 1:7)

Reinier de Blois r.de.blois at solcon.nl
Sun Jun 20 11:00:44 EDT 2004


Dear Chris,

X-b-l has a third meaning, i.e. to "destroy" (e.g. SNG 2:15). In my
opinion the cases you are citing are related to that. Here the idea of
"destruction" is used in a more figurative, non-physical sense. Hence
the idea of corruption.

Best wishes,

Reinier de Blois

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> Subject: [b-hebrew] Offend/dealt corruptly - chet bet lamed 
> (nehemiah 1:7)
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I was wondering how this root can have the connotation of 
> "dealt corruptly with"  and/or "offended" as used in Nehemiah 
> 1:7 and Job 34:31 ?  I have, naturally, in mind the fact that 
> this root is so translated no where else (as far as my 
> searches can reveal),  bearing in mind also that the root is 
> tied (no pun intended) to the idea of 'twisting" ropes and 
> "child birth" (twisting of the cord??) The other common way 
> the root is applied from what I can gather is "the pledge" in 
> the sense of being obligated (Tied to someone else??).
> 
> I would be extremely grateful for your thoughts on this.
> 
> Thankyou.  Chris.
> 
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