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

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Apr 30 07:55:57 EDT 2007


It appears to me that HA$A) of Isaiah 6:10 is 'avert' or 'turn in the  
wrong direction'. No (total) blindness there. I wander why the  
prophet is not using in this instance the root KHH, 'dim', as used  
for the eye in both Genesis 27:1 and Deuteronomy 34:7.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 28, 2007, at 12:22 AM, <pporta at oham.net> <pporta at oham.net> wrote:

>> I was wondering of the word )UM.IYM was related to the word "mother".
>> Now you state that L:)OM and I would assume you would also include  
>> the
>> words in question )UM.IYM  and  L:)UM.IYM is most likely not  
>> related to
>> )UM.IYM and )UM.FH
>> I was wondering why you think that. To my limited knowledge it would
>> appear that )UM.IYM was the basis for L:)UM.IYM and that in fact
>> L:)UM.IYM should be morphed as L:/)UM.IYM to mean "to people" or "for
>> people"? Or would it be some grammar thing in which the L: is doing
>> something to the word instead of adding "to"?
> ______________
> Dear BH listers, and mainly John Steven,
> Related to the issue you're dealing with some days ago, I found an
> interesting case similar to yours.
> These are two identical words that come from different bases and,  
> unlike
> your case, mean opposite or, better, nearly opposite things:
> 1. In Psalm 39:14 -------- HF$A( ------- look away!  ------- base:  
> $F(FH,
> gaze (Gen 4:5)
> 2. In Isa 6:10 ------------- HF$A(  ------- blind! --------------  
> base:
> $F(A(, be blind (not in the Bible)
> Perhaps this can help casting some light on your question.
> Pere Porta
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