[b-hebrew] What? Where? Ehud & Eglon

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Dec 28 01:32:53 EST 2005


Quite frankly, I don't know what to do with the -DN. Could 
this be one of those unique things? This is prose, so I 
didn't see the parallelism between it and the following 
verse, except that they both indicate a movement towards.

As for MSDRWN, that is the forecourt, where people are 
set in order to see the king.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> Hi Karl,
> While possible, how do you explain the DN? And the word MSDRWN in the next
> verse, which seems to parallel PR$DN?
> Yigal
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> > Dear B-Hebrew:
> >
> > While reading through Judges 3, the word PR$DN caught
> > my eye, it is a hapax legomai, could it mean "wardrobe"?
> > In other words, where the king's clothes were spread out
> > prior to his wearing them? If so, it would be connected to
> > the root PR$ / PR% meaning to spread out, used in the
> > contexts as cloth, book (scroll), net, entrails (for
> > divination), sail, etc.
> >
> > What say ye?
> >
> > Karl W. Randolph.

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