[b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 7:2

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue May 17 09:31:46 EDT 2005


On Tue, 17 May 2005 08:53:25 -0400 George F Somsel <gfsomsel at juno.com>
writes:
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 12:33:03 +0100 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
> writes:
> > Can someone enlighten me on the chronological implications of 1 
> > Samuel 
> > 7:2, in context? Should the last part of the verse, and the 
> > subsequent 
> > events, be understood as following the start of the 20 year 
> period, 
> > or 
> > following the end of it? Or is it ambiguous?
> > 
> > -- 
> > Peter Kirk
> > peter at qaya.org (personal)
> > peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> > http://www.qaya.org/
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> 
> Going a bit further in the passage:
> 
> ?????????????? ?????????????? ????????????????????? 
> ?????????????????
> ???????? ??????? ????????????? ????????? ??????? ???????????? ?????
> ????????? ???????? ????????????? ?????????? ??????????? ???????????
> ?????????????? 
> WaY.iQ.fB:CW. HaM.iC:P.fTfH WaY.i$:):aBW._MaYiM . . .
> 
> This is the only instance of a ritual of water pouring that I can 
> recall
> aside from Nu 5.16 ff. to which I don't see it as being related.  
> Does
> anyone have any insight on this?
> 
> george
> gfsomsel
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I did neglect to mention Lam 2.19 where  it reads

$iPKiY KaM.aYiM LiB."K: NoKaT P.;N"Y ):aDoNaY

I don't think the incident at Mt Carmel with Elijah has any bearing (some
consider it to be homeopathic induction of rain though I don't agree). 
Perhaps closer might be the Deuteronomic injunction to pour out the blood
of a slain animal upon the ground in Dt 12. 24

(aL_Hf)fReC Ti$:P.:KeN.W. K.aM.fYiM

Could the pouring of water then be a ritual shedding of tears?

george
gfsomsel
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