[b-hebrew] Zechariah 12:1-2

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 13 18:40:35 EDT 2005


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Miller" <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Zechariah 12:1-2


> > On 13/06/2005 22:06, Steve Miller wrote:
> >
> > >Zechariah chapters 12-14 are "the burden of the word of Jehovah
> concerning
> > >Israel" (12:1).   Putting 12:1-2 together could it also be rendered
"the
> > >burden of the word of Jehovah concerning Israel ... and also concerning
> > >Judah"?
> > >
> > >...
> > >
> > >If  the 2nd עַל־ is translated "concerning" like the 1st, then it is
the
> > >burden of the word of Jehovah which is on Judah, rather than the siege.
> > >
> > >
>
> From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> > The subject of the second part of verse 2 is an interesting question. It
> > is not "they" as KJV, for it is singular. It is not YHWH for he is in
> > the first person. I think it must be the "cup of bewilderment". But it
> > cannot possibly be the burden, as this is far too remote. I think this
> > must be interpreted in the sense that whatever is against Jerusalem is
> > also against Judah, so meaning something like "this cup will also be
> > against Judah, a siege against Jerusalem".
> >
>
> Thanks Peter. But, the cup of bewilderment is what Jehovah will put on all
> the nations that come against Jerusalem. It is not the portion of
Jerusalem
> or of Judah.
> -Steve Miller
>




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