[b-hebrew] Psalm 149:7 - Leningrad Codex Varient: Bal-Umim

Brak Brak at neo.rr.com
Tue Apr 17 19:34:02 EDT 2007


I have encountered ssomething interesting that I would like to share and 
hopefully figure out.

In just about every Hebrew Bible I have has at the end of Psalm 149:7 
BAL:)UM.IYM
but in the LC it has BAL-UM.IMYM

This BAL:)UM.IYM / BAL-UM.IMYM varient appears in the following places:
Psalms 44:15 - translated as "among the peoples"
Psalms 57:10 - translated as "among the nations"
Psalms 108:4 - translated as "among the nations"
Psalms 149:7 - translated as "on the peoples"

So every place where most Bibles have BAL:)UM.IYM the LC has BAL-UM.IMYM

Now here are some things I found:

L:UM.IMYM appears in the following places:
Genesis 25:3 - translated as "Leummim"
Genesis 25:23 - translated as "peoples"
Genesis 27:29 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 17:12 - translated as "nations"
Isaiah 17:13 - translated as "nations"
Isaiah 34:1 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 41:1 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 43:4 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 43:9 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 49:1 - translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 55:4 - twice translated as "peoples"
Isaiah 60:2 - translated as "peoples"
Jeremiah 51:58 - translated as "peoples"
Habakkuk 2:13 - translated as "nations"
Psalms 2:1 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 7:8 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 9:9 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 44:3 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 47:4 - translated as "nations"
Psalms 65:8 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 67:5 - twice translated as "peoples"
Psalms 105:44 - translated as "peoples"
Psalms 148:11 - translated as "peoples"
Proverbs 14:34 - translated as "to peoples"
Proverbs 24:24 - translated as "nations"

Here is a word that has the same letters:
)"MIYM
Deuteronomy 2:10 - translated as "Emim"
Deuteronomy 2:11 - translated as "Emim"
Job 20:25 - translated as "terrors"

Now this is interesting:
HF)UM.IYM
Psalms 117:1 - translated as "peoples"


So from Psalms 117:1 it would appear that the root )M is "people" - just 
like the word (M
So could this be a case of alternate spellings? Kind of like how Isaac 
is spelled with sometimes a TSADI, other times a SIN?

So would L:UM.IMYM be translated as "to peoples",  UM.IMYM as "peoples" 
and hense BAL-UM.IMYM as "nothing peoples".

Any kind of input or ideas or guidance would be greatly appreciated.



-- 

B"H
John Steven

"If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you 
behave."
-Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.



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