[b-hebrew] Zech 13:5 QNH

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Jun 23 20:11:20 EDT 2005


QNH means to acquire and hold, but it doesn’t specify the means by which the acquisition is accomplished. Purchase is just one of the possibilities.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Miller" <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: George F Somsel
> W:)fMaR Lo) NfBiY) )fNoKiY )iY$_(oB"D )a:DfMfH )fNoKiY K.iY )fDfM HiQ:N"NiY
> MiN.:(W.RfY
> 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
> Detroit

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