[b-hebrew] Zech 1:19,21

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Tue Apr 17 01:16:59 EDT 2007


Harold,

It appears to me that the XARDU (XARCU) of 1 Samuel 13:7 is exactly  
the same as the TEXERAC of 2 Samuel 5:24.

Who do you think are the 4 XARASHIM, and what is their function in  
Zechariah's vision?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 16, 2007, at 11:39 PM, Harold Holmyard wrote:
> There might be ways of thinking like that if you thought that casting
> down meant destroying. The terrifying would precede the  
> destruction. But
> Isaac offers the alternative of a comma, which is what the NRSV  
> has. The
> NIV for style purposes inserts "and" between the infinitives. I  
> think a
> bigger problem is that the Hiphil of XRD means "startle" or "terrify."
> Where is the evidence elsewhere for it meaning "rock loose." I can see
> how you might guess that from a Qal idea of "tremble," but where is  
> the
> evidence? Also I think the horns represent powers, or people, rather
> than physical war machines. That is why an idea like "terrify" seems
> more suitable.
>
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
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