[b-hebrew] Proverbs 17:8

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue May 18 10:34:27 EDT 2004

On 17/05/2004 13:59, Yigal Levin wrote:

>How do you know that the Englich "charm" here means "magic stone"? As for
>the Hebrew, there is no reason at all for even xen to mean anything more
>than just "a precious stone".

The English word "charm", when used as a count noun, as here (at least 
in NIV) because it is preceded by "a", always has magical connotations. 
The other, non-magical sense of "charm" as a noun, as in "She had such 
charm" meaning "She was so charming", cannot be preceded by "a".

Peter Kirk
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