[b-hebrew] Psalm 8:5

Ben Crick ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Thu May 10 19:30:36 EDT 2007


On Thu 10 May 2007 (13:06:01), philipengmann at yahoo.com wrote:
> In MT Psalm 8:5, (L) two synonyms are used: ENOWSH and ADAM.
>    
>   Why did David use these synonyms, instead of repeating one word, say
> ADAM?    
>   What was David trying to say by varying the terms?
>    
>   How are these synonyms different from each other if at all?
>    
>   I would be interested in your views.

 In a word,
 "Parallelism".

 Ben
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