[b-hebrew] Ps 68

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Mon Dec 19 11:42:53 EST 2005

On 19/12/2005 16:26, Karl Randolph wrote:

>In looking at the word meanings, how much of these 
>translations are supported from the definitions of the 
>words used?
>(RBH refers to plains. These are contrasted with desert 
>[e.g. Joshua 12:8] though elsewhere it is used in parallel 
>with desert.  Where it is used in contrast to desert, it 
>apparently refers to grasslands, suitable also for dry 
>land farming and/or grazing.

I don't think there is a contrast here. Rather, `arava is used here in 
its proper name sense, for the valley south of the Dead Sea.

Peter Kirk
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