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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Jun 21 16:58:55 EDT 2004

Dear Reinier:

I just looked at your site and looked at all text examples where you have the meaning of corruption of destruction, and with the possible exception of one use in connections with a hapax legomai of uncertain meaning, none of the uses necessarily have a meaning connected with corruption. Some of the examples IMO actually work better with the “tied to” or “restricted” meanings than destruction or corruption meanings.

I do include the being in labor, as part of muscle contractions.

I too have looked at all uses in making the definition below, though the below definition covers only the root meanings.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Reinier de Blois" <r.de.blois at solcon.nl>

> Dear Karl,
> I looked at your definitions of x-b-l but have to conclude that you have
> forgotten a number of meanings there. There is nothing about
> destruction, nothing about being in labor. If you have a look at the
> SDBH website you will see the way I have done it, taking into
> consideration all scripture references where x-b-l is found.
> Best wishes,
> Reinier
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> > 
> > 
> > Dear Chris:
> > 
> > We discussed Nehemiah 1:7, and there XBL, in the context, 
> > could mean "We are surely joined to you".
> > 
> > Likewise in Job 34:31 "For God is not the one who says, I 
> > lift up but I'm not bound." in other words, God is not a 
> > fickle God, but what he starts, he completes.
> > 
> > While Reinier de Blois and I disagree on certain meanings, 
> > the discussion enriches all of us.
> > 
> > The definition, as I understand it, is "XBL to tie in knots 
> > hence to be bound up, to be bound (to) (either physically 
> > with ropes, or mentally through moral suasion or contractual 
> > obligation), to knot, to bind up (pack) into a bundle (to 
> > carry away), to bind (take as) collateral, to make twisted as 
> > a knot, to contract (knot up) muscles, to bind up in the 
> > sense of restrictions."
> > 
> > Karl W. Randolph.
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