[b-hebrew] Proverbs 16:27

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 15:24:52 EST 2007


Kenneth:

On Dec 11, 2007 5:44 AM, kenneth greifer <greifer at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> Karl,
>
> I think you just don't like the idea of dividing letters differently.


> The problem is, why? The verse makes perfectly good sense as is. Go back
to my answer of December 7 where I give a translation of the verse, and why.
If it were a confusing verse, that's one thing, but it isn't.


> I like to look at all confusing quotes, and see if the letters can be
> divided differently, and not just once in a quote, but I try to divide all
> of the letters in some quotes many possible ways. I think that there are
> lots of quotes that could possibly be fixed this way.
>

You haven't made a case that this is a confusing quote.

>
> I don't think scholars try to totally regroup the letters in confusing
> quotes, as far as I know. Maybe my idea is stupid or crazy or worth trying,
> but I think someone should try. Maybe people of the past were not that great
> at writing out more than a million letters over thousands of years in a
> language they didn't speak that much anymore. Also, the Tanakh is full of
> poetry that can say anything, and you can't always easily guess what every
> line says.


I don't disagree with you here. I just don't see it as applying to this
verse.

>
>
> Kenneth Greifer


Karl W. Randolph.



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