[b-hebrew] Ecclesiastes 2:8

Jerry Shepherd jerry.shepherd at taylor-edu.ca
Tue May 8 11:09:38 EDT 2007


Ron,

You might want to check out Seow's commentary on Ecclesiastes in the Anchor Bible Commentary.  He suggests that it is derived from a different root referring to boxes or chests which would have contained kingly treasures.

Jerry

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-----Original Message-----
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ron Snider
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 7:46 AM
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: [b-hebrew] Ecclesiastes 2:8

With respect to the Hebrew noun SHIDDAH, which is only used in this 
verse, has anyone seen any other usage outside the Bible that would 
suggest that it is not derived from the masculine noun SHADH, for breast?

Any input is appreciated.

Ron Snider
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