[b-hebrew] Zech 1:19,21
if at math.bu.edu
Wed Apr 11 08:53:40 EDT 2007
Not necessarily, a comma after OTAM (namely the KRANOT) will also do.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Apr 11, 2007, at 1:01 AM, Steve Miller wrote:
>> From: Isaac Fried [mailto:if at math.bu.edu]
>> I think that MAH ELEH BAIM LAASOT of Zechariah 2:4 (in the HB) refers
>> to the XARASHIM, the metal or wood cutters, who are destined to come
>> (VAYABOU ELEH) to rock loose (LeHAXARID), then cast away (LeYADOT)
>> the battering horns of the war machines brought to bear upon Israel.
> [Steve Miller]
> Thanks Isaac. Yes, I agree that "eleh" refers to the 4 xarashim,
> which I
> would translate as 4 workmen. I like that you translate into correct
> English. I think that your translation ", then cast away" would
> require a
> waw attached to leyadot.
> -Steve Miller
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