[b-hebrew] Zech 13:5

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 23 19:15:04 EDT 2005

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From: George F Somsel

W:)fMaR Lo) NfBiY) )fNoKiY )iY$_(oB"D )a:DfMfH )fNoKiY K.iY )fDfM HiQ:N"NiY

HALOT notes that the text is uncertain here and gives a conjectural reading
of )fDfM HiQ:NaNiY, but I don't think that solves your problem.  I think
your problem is more in trying to import concepts from English into Hebrew.
Perhaps changing the English equivalent slightly will clarify the matter.
QNH does not simply mean "buy" but "acquire" and thus the hiphil would be
"cause to acquire."  BDB gives "caused (one) to purchase me ."
Thanks George. QNH does mean aquire, but aquire by paying some price. If
someone gave you a gift, or you inherited it, then you did not QNH it.
The BDB translation makes "me" the object of the purchasing, but "me" should
be the one who did the purchasing.
-Steve Miller

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