[b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 7:2

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue May 17 10:57:12 EDT 2005


Now that we've gotten over the unicode question, would anyone care to
comment on the message itself?

On Tue, 17 May 2005 09:31:46 -0400 George F Somsel <gfsomsel at juno.com>
writes:
> 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/
> > _________________
> > 
> > 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
> > ___________
> > _______________________________________________
> 
> 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
> ___________  


george
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