[b-hebrew] Psalm 22:16 - daqar as pierced ?

Moshe Shulman mshulman at ix.netcom.com
Thu Sep 28 15:24:48 EDT 2006

At 02:11 PM 9/28/2006, you wrote:
>Vadim Cherny wrote:
> > dkr in Zech12:10 undoubtedly refers to thrusting with sword. Always took
> > that for granted. The nations that cut him [Israel] (came against 
> Jerusalem)
> > will repent.
> > I'm less familiar with the Christian issues, but I frankly don't 
> see how you
> > could read ca-ari in Ps22:17 as "pierced."
> > As a lion [they have encompassed (transposition from the earlier 
> phrase)] my
> > hands and feet.
>HH: There are variant textual readings, and it is
>those variants that people are reading as "pierced."

Harold, none of the variants can correctly translated as 'pierced.' 
The word in Hebrew and Greek means to dig (as in digging a hole).

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