[b-hebrew] Psalm 2:11

Stig Norin stig.norin at teol.uu.se
Thu Mar 24 10:49:48 EST 2005


I think the most easy explanation of this word "bar" ist that it is an aramaism.

There are two other aramiac like words in that psalms.

In v.1 rageshu

and in v.9 tero`em (from ra´a´  cf. hebr. ratsats)

/Stig N
Uppsala


At 15.31 +0000 05-03-24, wattswestmaas wrote:
>Hallo
>
>Psalm 2:11
>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
>accross?
>
> 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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