[b-hebrew] BLG

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Thu Oct 21 11:04:21 EDT 2004

At 06:03 21/10/2004, Peter Kirk wrote:

>Someone else gave further information from HALOT.

That was my small contribution.
Here is another from Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages 
with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.)

 >> BLG
1. LN 25.116-25.134 (hif) rejoice (Job 10:20; Ps 39:14[EB 13]+); 2. LN 
67.78-67.117 (hif) flash, i.e., figurative extension of the quickness of a 
flash of light, this is to take an action very quickly and suddenly (Am 
5:9+); 3. LN 25.116-25.134 (hif) unit: gleam, beam, smile, i.e., have a 
radiant face, implying lack of worry or suffering (Job 9:27+)

And from a much older lexicon:  Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the 
Old Testament Scriptures.

 >> BLG  not used in Kal. Arab.  to be bright, to shine forth as the dawn. 
V. to laugh, to be cheerful, from the idea of a bright countenance.
Hiphil - (1) to cause to shine forth. Am. 5:9, "causing desolation to shine 
forth upon the mighty," i.e. suddenly bringing it upon them; a metaphor 
taken from the dawn quickly and suddenly spreading itself, compare Joel 2:2.
(2) to make cheerful, sc. the countenance, to be made cheerful, Psalm 
39:14; Job 9:27; 10:20.  <<

Maurice A. O'Sullivan  [ Bray, Ireland ]
mauros at iol.ie

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