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

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 02:15:01 EDT 2006

On 9/28/06, Vadim Cherny wrote:

> 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.
> Vadim Cherny

The prefix ka- in this verse takes a qamats, suggesting it can't be
read as "As a
lion".  There are variants with a patach, but as it stands the standard reading
also has its problems (though probably less than the reading k)r = dig, which
ignore just the vowels, but also the aleph).

Yitzhak Sapir

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