[b-hebrew] Alter's translation (Was: Daniel 6:27 (time indefinite) II)

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Sat Dec 3 19:24:04 EST 2005


On 27/11/2005 02:54, Steve Miller wrote:

>On 22/11/2005 23:45, B. M. Rocine wrote:
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>>What is bayyom hashshlishi in Gen 22:4?
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>It should be on the end of the previous verse as it is in the Septuagint.
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From: Peter Kirk Tuesday, November 29
That certainly makes more sense grammatically. But there is a semantic 
problem. Can WAYYELEK in v.3 mean "he arrived", which would have been on 
the third day, rather than "he set out"?

An alternative is that there is an understood but omitted WAYHIY at the 
beginning of v.4. This would then fit the common pattern WAYHIY B-(time 
phrase) WAYYIQTOL...

SM: WAYYELEK is often translated "came" which includes the meaning of
arrived: Gen 29:1, Ruth 2:11, 2 Sam 18:25, Ezra 10:6.
-Steve




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