[b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Mar 29 00:38:06 EST 2004


Then this ain't the place to be.  That's all we use here because of the 
diversity of mailers that members use.  Some can handle Hebrew script, some 
can't, so we use ASCII transliteration as the lowest common denominator.  
It's not an ideal situation, but the good part is, it allows those occasional 
visitors who don't read Hebrew script to participate as well.

And considering the plethora of Hebrew fonts out there, trying to settle on 
one particular one for the whole list would be a major headache, and would 
exclude those with text-only mail programs.

On Sunday 28 March 2004 22:03, Dora Smith wrote:
> Thankyou for explaining this.
>
> No way I am going near transliterated text.
>
> Yelp!
>
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>
> To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 3:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] question about Song of the Sea
>
> > 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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