[b-hebrew] Zech 13:5

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Jun 24 01:02:19 EDT 2005

On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:15:04 -0400 "Steve Miller"
<smille10 at sbcglobal.net> writes:
> ----- 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

Is it a presupposition of yours that "me" should be the subject?  It
would seem that the -NiY would be the object, not the subject.


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