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

Trevor Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Sun Jun 20 20:28:43 EDT 2004


Yigal Levin wrote:

> So (oph)aiym, "branches" is Aramaic. What does that say (if anything) about
> the origin and date of Ps. 104?

Not much by itself. Particularly in poetic texts such words can arise 
either as loans (which can suggest something about the date) or as rare 
Hebrew words that happen to be more common in foreign cognates. You'd 
have to look at a larger sampling of possible indicators to say much 
about how this word affects the dating.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics



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