[b-hebrew] Translating Ezekiel 16:26

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Sat Jul 30 23:36:59 EDT 2005


Yeah!
I think ideals of decency have coloured translations in the past. 
Although it's quite clear that these things were not a great concern
to the original authors.

Translations of Isaac taking Rebekah into his tent and 'loving' her 
make me laugh.

-----Original Message-----
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of kenneth hoglund
Sent: Sun 7/31/2005 2:26 AM
To: b-hebrew
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Translating Ezekiel 16:26
 
Chris et al.--

The 2001 Study edition of the Koehler-Baumgartner Lexicon gives BASAR as 
"penis" in Syriac and shows Lev 15.2ff, 7 as well as Ezek 16.26 and 
23.20. But, in a somewhat contradictory fashion, provides "great of 
flesh" for Ezek 16.26 under GADEL.

In the Jewish Study Bible, the JPS translation has "lustful" but the 
footnote reads "Lit. 'big of phallus'" and cites 23.20.

Since GADEL has the sense of "enlarged" (as in 2 Chron 17.12) your 
proposed understanding would seem to make the most sense of an unusual 
expression.

Ken Hoglund
Prof. of Religion
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem NC
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