[b-hebrew] Psalm 2:11
wattswestmaas at eircom.net
Thu Mar 24 10:31:34 EST 2005
NaSHKu-VaR ? This is a five part question.
Absolutely Nowhere in Gesenius or van de merwe grammar books can I find
infornation about two masoretic signs that are written here:
1. the first is the peculiar sign above the 'bet' in this phrase.
2. and what do these circles above letters mean that i keep coming
3. Is there any chance that this aramaic word for 'son' could mean
'purity' and then one is lead to translate this phrase as: 'take hold of
purity, or embrace purity'? the artscroll series translates it thus.
4. I read somewhere that 'BaR' is really a construct of 'BeN' is this
true? One hears bar mitzvah instead of ben mitsvah?
5. since the psalmist a few verses earlier uses 'BeN' for son, then I
wonder why he switches from hebrew to aramaic in the middle of this psalm,
unless he really wants his readers to understand something other than 'son'?
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