[b-hebrew] Job 22:17

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 24 14:41:50 EDT 2007

This is for Steve Miller.

Dear Steve,

In Job 22:17 the translations are rendering LMW as "to us":

Job 22:17 They said to God, ‘Leave us alone,’
and ‘What can the Almighty do to us?’

But HCSB has a textual note saying that it is following the Syriac and 
LXX. It says that the Hebrew MT reads "him." This seems a distributive 
singular for the initially plural third person participial verb. The 
suffix on MMNW in the middle of the verse is related. LMW does not yield 
first person suffixes, so MMNW has a third singular suffix, and LMW is 
in agreement with it.

Harold Holmyard

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