[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Sun Mar 28 15:14:06 EST 2004


According to Strong's it makes a difference what vowels go with RKV.  Not B.
No dot in the letter.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "CS Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea


> On 3/28/04 8:47 AM, "Polycarp66 at aol.com" <Polycarp66 at aol.com> wrote:
>
> > I would therefore suggest that
> > we should understand 15.1 in this sense "the horse and its chariot . .
."
>
>  Everett Fox translates  RKB "charioteer" in Ex 15.1, K&B (HALOT) p. 1232
> note that the meaning of RKB in Ex 15.1 is disputed. One question worth
> asking: is "chariot" a semantic prototypical component in late Bronze Age
> use of RKB? A brief glance at the Ugaritic data suggests that this may be
> the case but I don't have the resources to adequately address this
question.
>
> On the antiquity of riding horses in the Mediterranean see Homer's use
> ofepibainw ippov Iliad 5:46 where "mounting on a horse" is taken to mean
> getting into a chariot but also see Iliad *10:513,529 where it appears
that
> we have warriors riding on horseback. Assuming that Homer reflects
Mycenaean
> culture ... and assuming the text ... after all these  assumptions are
made
> perhaps we have evidence of mounted horsemen in the late Bronze Age.
>
>
> greetings,
> Clay Bartholomew
>
> *M.M. Willcock Iliad of Homer Books 1-12
> St. Martin's Press. Page 293 note on line 10:513.
>
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