[b-hebrew] Ps. 104:12 - (P)YM
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Sun Jun 20 14:39:26 EDT 2004
>(P)YM - 'pha'im - in Ps. 104:12, is usually translated "branches".
>While this seems to fit the context, the word looks to me more like
>a plural of (oph, "bird". Any comments?
HH: I don't think that oph, "bird," has a plural, at least in the OT.
It is a collective word and already means "birds" in the singular.
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