[b-hebrew] Zech 13:5

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Jun 22 08:43:13 EDT 2005


On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 13:23:38 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
writes:
> On 22/06/2005 12:53, George F Somsel wrote:
> 
> >On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 10:12:12 +0200 "Yigal Levin" 
> <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> >writes:
> >  
> >
> >>The verb QNH often means "to make" or "to create" (cf. Gen. 
> 14:22). 
> >>Might it
> >>not mean, "I am no prophet, for I was made a man from my youth", 
> or 
> >>"for
> >>[God] created me a man from youth".
> >>
> >>Yigal
> >>    
> >>
> >___________________
> >
> >What would that mean?  It would seem that KiY is a causal particle. 
>  Is
> >see no connection between "I am a farmer" and "for God created me a 
> man
> >from my youth."
> >
> >  
> >
> Coul 'adam be used here in the sense of "common person", as 
> (according 
> to many) in Psalm 49:3, 62:10? In this case the speaker could be 
> claiming that he is a common peasant who never had the chance to 
> become 
> someone special like a prophet.
> 
> But this still doesn't explain the hiphil of QNH, otherwise 
> unattested. 
> I did wonder if this could be a denominative from QNH = cane, so 
> meaning 
> that "a man had me beaten with canes", leading into verse 6.
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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In that case it would anticipate the next verse and would seem somewhat
out of place.

george
gfsomsel
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