[b-hebrew] Leviticus 8:33

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Tue May 3 01:05:27 EDT 2005


"to fill the hands" is a common ANE idiom meaning
"to consecrate." It also occurs in Akkadian.
Liz Fried

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>       Leviticus 8:33 ends with "your hand" in
the
> Hebrew (et-yadchem).  Most
> English translations render it as an idiom
meaning
> "consecrate."  So where
> the literal Hebrew has, "... for seven of days
he will fill
> your hand," they
> render it, "for seven days he will consecrate
you."  My
> questions are: (1)
> is the et (as in et-yadchem) to be understood as
a
> demonstrative pronoun
> here, and if so, how could it be translated (or
should it
> simply be left
> untranslated, which seems to be how most
translators
> handle it)?  And (2)
> are there other instances where "et-yadchem" is
used
> in this way?
> 
> 
> 
> Gary
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