[b-hebrew] MX&OP in Gen 30:37

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 19:18:24 EST 2007


Dear Yaakov:

Can you please write it out in Hebrew letters or just the consonants
as used on this forum? I don't know what you are talking about here. I
have a guess, but I want to be sure before considering an answer.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Nov 18, 2007 3:31 AM, Yaakov Stein <yaakov_s at rad.com> wrote:
>
> I was wondering about the grammatical form of the word MX&OP.
>
> The root clearly means "to expose" or "to reveal"
> from comparison with Is52:10 and Ps29:9.
>
> I always read the sentence as if it were LX&OP, i.e.
>    peeling the bark (in order) to expose the white
>
> but Rashi and others remark that MX&OP is GYLWY, i.e.
>    peeling the bark (and thus) exposing the white
>
> an easier possibility for M--O- is a noun form (similar to MXSOR, MXSOM)
>    peeling the bark (and discovering) the exposed white
>
> (Incidentally, in modern Hebrew this noun form is used
> for an "exposed" neckline.)
>
> However, the first reading requires a L, the second should be X&YPH,
> and the third seems to be missing some connectives.
>
> Can anyone explain this grammatical form ?
>
> Yaakov (J) Stein



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