[b-hebrew] "Desire of Women" in Heb. Text of Dan. 11:37

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Nov 15 15:43:44 EST 2006

Bryant J. Williams III wrote:
> D
> I have been reading the discussion of Haggai 2. It seems that everyone is
> getting away from the text in question and we probably should return to it.
> Malachi 3:1 uses a different Hebrew word, chapetz, for the idea of "delight,
> pleasure" (See TWOT, Volume 1, pages 709-710),
> Malachi 3:1, "and YHWH, whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple, the
> messenger of the covenant in whom you delight in: behold, he shall come,
> saith the YHWH Sebaoth."
> chamdath is used in Haggai 2;7, ..."and 'the desire' of all nations shall
> come,..."
> Now, my question, should we not be looking at the future use of BO
> (BETH-ALEPH-HOLEM "come" that is in common with both passages?
HH: This is one of the most common verbs in the Bible and has little to 
say for interpreting Hag 2:7. As I already showed, there is a close 
parallel between Hag 2:7 and Isa 60:5, which also uses that verb.

Is. 60:5     Then you shall see and be radiant;
        your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
    because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you,
        the wealth of the nations shall come [BW)] to you.

You shouldn't ignore all the comments already made and bring in this 
verse that doesn't even use the noun in Hag 2:7, and point to a verb 
that has only a loose semantic linkage to the meaning of the noun, and 
suppose you have drawn a close parallel. Please respond to what the NET 
Bible said about Hag 2:7. I would surmise that almost all of the recent 
translations go against the idea that Hag 2:7 is speaking about a person.

Harold Holmyard

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