[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Sun Mar 28 16:19:32 EST 2004


Dora,

In transliteration without vowels it's common to use B for beth regardless of 
whether it has the dot or not.  In an unpointed text it would be RKB.

On Sunday 28 March 2004 13:14, Dora Smith wrote:
> 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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