[b-hebrew] Ps. 104:12 - (P)YM

Patrina patrina at bestmail.us
Sun Jun 20 18:48:52 EDT 2004

> > 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.
> >
> > Yours,
> > Harold Holmyard
> >
> You're right. Later Hebrew has (ophot, but not the Bible.
> So (oph)aiym, "branches" is Aramaic. What does that say (if anything)
> about the origin and date of Ps. 104?
> Yigal

Regarding the date, it has often been noted that Psalm 104 and the Hymn
of Aten show striking correspondences.  They may date to the same period
(18th dynasty Egypt).

Patrina Nuske Small
Adelaide, South Australia

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list