unikom at paco.net
Thu May 20 15:17:49 EDT 2004
hzv, again, has positive, creative connotation. The example you offered, Hos6:5, only proves my point:
I hewed (hzv) them by the prophets
Prophets didn't kill or cut to pieces, they hewed people into good Jews.
Now, returning to Is51:9,
mahzevet is causative of hzv, so, made the one to hew, therefore,
Are not you the one who made the rahab (Egypt) who hews the stones (made pyramids?), [and the one who] shocks the crocodile (pharaoh; makes him tremble, or empties)
The meaning is that the power of Almighty is two-folded, to give and to empty of, to help and to make tremble.
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