[b-hebrew] Psalm 57:5 (57:4 in English)

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Oct 19 11:16:58 EDT 2006


>
> But the first part of the verse still gives me problems. לביא LBY)
> means lioness, used in plural only in Nahum 2:12 so I wonder if it
> here comes from the concept of coming?
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
Dear Karl,

Without getting into the problem of Ps. 57, "lavi" - LBY) - appears 12 times 
as a lion. For two clear examples see Gen. 49:9 and Num. 24:9, in both of 
which it is paralleled by "aryeh" or "ary". The fem. form "levi'ah" only 
appears in Nah. 2:13, in the plural.

Yigal Levin 




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