[b-hebrew] The meaning of TAM in Gen. 25:27

pporta at oham.net pporta at oham.net
Wed Jul 11 14:12:50 EDT 2007


> For a number of years I have wondered about the translation of TAM  
> describing Jacob in Gen. 25:27. In contrast to Esau, a hunter and man  
> of the field, Jacob is described as being ISH TAM dwelling in tents.
> 
> Is there justification for translating TAM as:
> ESV: quiet
> NET: even-tempered
> NKJV: mild
> Tyndale: simple
> new JPS: mild

Perhaps comparison with Job 1:8 and/or 2:3, ISH TAM W:YF$FR, could help.

Pere Porta



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