[b-hebrew] uncovering Boaz' 'footsies'
bsr15 at cantsl.it.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Aug 28 16:50:04 EDT 2007
>"unknowingly"??? Unless Boaz was dead drunk at the time, and there's not
>even a hint in the text that he had imbibed so much as a drop,
Ruth 3:7: And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he
went to lie down ... (KJV)
Ruth 3:7 Boaz ate and drank and being tipsy, he went and lay down ...
The phrase ``his heart was merry'' is a common euphemism for having
drunk enough alcohol to be at least a bit tipsy if not outright drunk.
Which is why in my rather non-literal translation I put that he was
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