[b-hebrew] XSD

Ben Crick ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Tue Aug 23 19:39:56 EDT 2005

On Tue 23 Aug 2005 (14:06:41 +0100), peterkirk at qaya.org wrote:
> Not at all. )$R introduces a subordinate clause which is very often 
> embedded within the main clause. And that seems to be what is happening
>  here (Lev 20:17), at the formal syntactical level, literally "A man
> {who  takes his sister, daughter of his father or daughter of his
> mother and  sees her nakedness and she sees his nakedness} he/it is
> XESED." {...}  indicates the embedded clause. Formally HU' is a
> resumptive pronoun  referring back to the man.

 Is it possible that the XeSeD here is a deliberate euphemism for Reproach
 or Disgrace?

 Compare 1 Kings 21:13 where we read "Naboth blessed God" meaning "Naboth
 cursed God".

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