[b-hebrew] help with Ezekiel 32:21

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 08:44:42 EDT 2006


On 9/26/06, kgraham0938 at comcast.net wrote:
> y:ddab:rw lo 'eley gibborim.
> I have a couple question about this verse.
> 1) what does that little 's' mean in BHS under 'eley?  Does
> it mean alternaltive spelling?

It is a cantillation mark called a "darga".  See here:
http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~hr/teamim/tables.html#con21
http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~hr/teamim/
http://www.tiferethisrael.org/Resources/HaftarahTropes/HT_Trope9.htm

> 2) is 'eley the plural construct of 'EL(gods) or Ayil?( leader)

)eley is the plural of )el, here referencing a strong individual.

Yitzhak Sapir



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