[b-hebrew] WTHYNW in Deut 1:41

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 12:01:57 EDT 2008

I don't understand the question here, Moses recounted the history that at
first Israel refused to go up, but when told of their punishment, brazenly
went up. Both were negatives.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:10 AM, Yaakov Stein <yaakov_s at rad.com> wrote:

> Yitzhak
> > HALOT on root HWN, writes:
> > Arb hwn - to be light, IV with /nafsa/ to take one's life in one's own
> hands.
> > hif. imp. wthynw: to regard as eassy, elliptical expression - to risk.
> > Dt 1:41, (Singer, Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society 21:160f); cf
> Job 30:24 for lhn read *lh?hin > *l?hin.
> That is very interesting.
> So the first sentence says "they risked going up" (i.e., is a bit positive)
> while the second says "they brazenly went up" (i.e., quite negative).
> Did Moses intially think that they were doing the right thing,
> and only afterwards change his mind ?
> BTW, I never did understand that line in Job, and this new reading
> doesn't really help me.
> Yaakov (J) Stein

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