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

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jun 21 17:45:48 EDT 2004


Dear Karl,

>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.

HH: I have to tell you that it bothers me that 
you ignore what every lexicon I'm familiar with, 
if I remember correctly, as a meaning for this 
Hebrew root XBL. If you plan to produce a 
dictionary, this sort of behavior seems 
irresponsible.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard



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