kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Aug 24 16:47:33 EDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> On 23/08/2005 17:01, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > ... By allowing for the "stronger" use of WAW in Leviticus 20:17
> > preceding the NKRTW a reading of the verse will not force us into
> > a unique meaning for XSD rather the XSD HW) WNKRTW L(YNY BNY (MM
> > is the complete phrase.
> I accept that this parsing is not totally impossible, although
> unlikely. But this still means accepting a unique sense of XESED as
> suggesting some kind of command.
I don't follow you here, how can this be a command?
> > XSD is another lexeme in Hebrew with no equivelant in English.
> > And just as I told Harold Holmyard concerning X+)T having a
> > broader "secular" meaning than its most common theological
> > application, so we should not leave out the possibility that XSD
> > also has a broader "secular" meaning than found in its
> > theological uses. And in its "secular" uses could have somewhat a
> > negative flavor while still preserving its basic meaning of
> > "undeserved good favor".
> Well, if the meaning is negative, we would have to drop the "good".
> Perhaps "inappropriate response" could cover both aspects.
Well, I was not using "good" in reference to an absolute
moral standard, rather in reference to a person's
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
Karl W. Randolph.
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