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

Moshe Shulman mshulman at ix.netcom.com
Thu Sep 28 18:11:37 EDT 2006

At 05:01 PM 9/28/2006, you wrote:
>Dear Moshe,
> > Harold, none of the variants can correctly translated as 'pierced.'
> > The word in Hebrew and Greek means to dig (as in digging a hole).
>HH: A nail would dig a hole in your hands and
>feet, but "pierced" is more idiomatic English. The
>Old Greek translation of the Tanakh has the verb
>ORUSSW here (LXX Ps. 21:17), which means dig. It
>also has it at Ps 40:6, of God digging, or
>opening, the ear in creating a human being. So
>while the literal translation would be dig, the
>concept in English might be rendered as pierced.

Harold, words mean something. KRU cannot be distorted to mean 
pierced, when it means to dig (a hole). A truck is not a wheelbarrow 
even though both have four wheels.

Moshe Shulman   outreach at judaismsanswer.com 718-436-7705
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