Fw: [b-hebrew] Proverbs 17:8

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon May 17 15:05:58 EDT 2004


 In all of the places in which $oxad is used, it is always meant
negatively -
as a bribe. This includes verse 23 in this very chapter. As for verse 8, my
translation would be: "A bribe is [as preacous] to its owner [as a] precous
stone".

 Yigal

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> From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
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> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 7:17 PM
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Proverbs 17:8
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> > Dear One and All,
> >
> > Subject: Proverbs 17:8.
> >
> > The question here centres on the word that is translated as 'gift' and
> > 'bribe'; and also on the 'object' of the proverb either as 'the person'
> who
> > is the recipient of the 'gift/bribe' or the 'it' ie the gift/bribe
itself.
> >
> > Personally speaking I favour 'gift' even though this word is often
> > translated as bribe elswhere, this is very much linked to the somewhat
> > esthetical sense of the word 'stone of grace' and its position in the
> > sentence?. Anyway please elucidate me with your grammatical intuitions.
I
> > learn good things from these heated debates.
> >
> > Much appreciated - Chris from Ireland
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