[b-hebrew] Zech 6:8
kwrandolph at email.com
Tue Dec 20 11:56:57 EST 2005
Well, it was a bit before a few months ago,
This lists how I analyzed the verse.
Karl W. Randolph.
If I'm correct you said Proverbs 1,19 has been discussed a few months ago?
I'll shortly put my "analysis" here, because I disagree with your
explanation (that involves correcting the masoretes, which may
sometimes be needed, but not here I think). You don't have to go into
that, after all the discussion has expired ;)
Imho. what we have there is:
KN (RKWT KL BC) BC)
"Such are the ways of all who are eager for gain"
(T NP$ B)LYW YQX
"It takes the life of those who have it [its possessors]"
The way I see it, the second ·Ú BC( is the object of the first. A
"botzéa bètza` [=bátza` in pausal position] is, then, some kind of
expression for a "greedy opportunist", "someone who's 'longing for
loot'". This way the second ·Ú is correctly pointed as pausal, so we
don't need a change in the accents.
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