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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Jun 25 13:02:50 EDT 2004


Dear George:

Of course, you had to focus on the verse that gives me the most trouble    :-)

Again, the context beyond the verse can provide clues as to how to read the verse. Verses 8–9 mention being captured in battle, the women driven from their houses and stripped of their finery; then verse 10 “Rise up and go, this is not the rest, on account of impurity it was packed up (tied up to be taken away as in despoiling) and land connected to the city vilified.”

A question I have is the meaning of MRC מרץ a word + derivitives that occures only 3 times in Tanakh, 1 Kings 2:8, Job 6:25 and here. Tentatively I have the meaning of vilify. Does anyone have any clues to nail down this definition?

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "George F. Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>

> On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 00:14:03 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> writes:
> > Dear Harold:
> > 
> <snip> 
> > When doing lexicography, if fewer than 10% of occurances of a lexeme 
> > are given a different definition, I tend to question the 
> > appropriateness of the different definition. For XBL it is only two 
> > or three examples that raise questions, all others fit 
> > grammatically, according to context and meaning. Even the two or 
> > three questionable occurances still can be resolved according to the 
> > majority meaning, therefore I question the minority meaning, namely 
> > that one connected with destruction or corruption.
> > 
> > Karl W. Randolph.
> > 
> ______________
> 
> Karl,
> 
> Enough of discussing abstractly the meaning of XBL; let's have a concrete
> instance.  What do you do with
> 
> Mic 2.10
> 
> QW.M W.L:KW. K.iY Lo)_ZoT HaM.:NW.TfH B.a(a:BW.R +fM:)fH T.:TaB."L
> W:XeBeL NiM:RfC
> 
> gfsomsel

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