[b-hebrew] Isaiah 14:4

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Apr 28 15:18:00 EDT 2006


Dear B-Hebrew haburim:

While reading through Isaiah 14, I question if the 
last five words in verse 4 are Aramaic? Do they 
make sense as Aramaic?

The dictionaries I consulted carry only those 
Aramaic terms that are found in the recognized 
Aramaic sections of Tanakh. Four of the terms are 
not found in those sections. The last term is 
happax legomenon in Hebrew where neither the 
context nor a possible root are a clear help to 
decipher a possible meaning. However in Aramaic it 
looks as if it means "gilded".

)YK same as Hebrew?
$BT to take captive, to stop?
NG# a harsh one? harsh actions?
$BTH same as $BT above?
MDHBH gilded one?

Any thoughts?

Karl W. Randolph.

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