[b-hebrew] Re: agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu May 13 00:16:38 EDT 2004


Dear Michael,

>No, youíre right.  The translation was rushed and
>sloppy.  But the basic point still remains: YHWH can
>choose Ha-Am ìfor Himself.î  And Ha-AM can choose YHWH
>ìfor itself.î
>
>Therefore, which interpretation of Psa. 33:12 should
>*I* choose, and why?  :-)

HH: Liz gave one reason, and I gave another. But 
if you want a third reason, your translation 
doesn't have YHWH as a possible object. If LW 
means "for itself," then there is no object for 
the verb "choose."

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard



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