[b-hebrew] Is 9:6 Mem clausum?

Jerry Shepherd jerry.shepherd at taylor-edu.ca
Thu Mar 17 17:52:31 EST 2005


Chris and others,

In addition to what Kelton Graham noted, Mention should also be made
here of Hans Wildberger's argument (Isaiah 1-12, pp. 385, 387, 405),
following Albrecht Alt, that the dittography also masks the fact that
there is an additional fifth throne name at the beginning of v. 6 (EVV
7), on the order of "Great in his Kingdom" or "Great in His Rule."  I
find the suggestion attractive.

Jerry Shepherd

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-----Original Message-----
From: Yigal Levin [mailto:leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il] 
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:11 PM
To: b-hebrew
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Is 9:6 Mem clausum?

Hi Chris,

If you look at Second Temple period mss., such as some of the DSS, you
will
see that what we call the "final" mem was often used in the middle of
the
word as well. Basically, the two forms were interchangable. In this one
place, the MT preserves that ancient scribal tradition.

Yigal

----- Original Message -----
From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 9:54 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Is 9:6 Mem clausum?


> Hallo, Could someone perhaps offer some ideas as to why the 'mem' in
the
> word for: 'increase' is written this way?
> Thankyou, Chris.
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