[b-hebrew] how does the eagle become new?

Sujata shevaroys at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 29 10:55:45 EDT 2005

Is it an eagle or is it a vulture?
Best wishes,
--- FPutnam at biblical.edu wrote:
> Since the same word is also glossed as "vulture"
> (in, e.g., Pr 30.17), 
> perhaps it refers primarily to any large bird,
> rather than specifically to 
> "eagles"--a typical case of translational
> over-specification. Of course 
> you can see why "eagle" is a more popular rendering
> for such vv. as Ps 
> 103.5 and Is 40.31!
> Fred
> Frederic Clarke Putnam, Ph.D.
> Professor of Old Testament
> Biblical Theological Seminary
> Hatfield, Pennsylvania
> 215.368.5000x150
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