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Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 31 10:52:43 EST 2008


Steve McArdle wrote:
> Hi,
>  
> could the word Biyn in Daniel 8:23 mean 'inspire' rather than understanding - as it is causative and understanding doesn't seem to capture that.
>   

"Understand" is one meaning that BYN has in the causative. Here is a 
lexical entry for BYN in the Hiphil:

hif: 1. as qal: a) to be able to discern 1K 39 . . . b) to have/get 
understanding, intelligence Is 2916 Ps 329 Da 1012; understanding Pr 89 
1724 282; c) to understand with acc. Is 2819 (alt. to interpret, ˘ 2a) 
Mi 412 Jb 3629 (alt. teach) Pr 12.6; . . . Da 932 1011; . . . Neh 82; d) 
. . . to understand about Da 117 2C 3412; pt. well-informed Da 823 1C 
1522; e) to consider Ps 3315 Da 817 Neh 812; f) (sbj. God) to know Jb 
2823 1C 289; —2. to make understand a) with two acc. to make someone 
understand something Is 289.19 Ps 11927; b) with acc. to enlighten 
someone Is 4014; c) with acc. to give understanding to someone Ps 
11934.73.125.130.144.169 Da 1133; d) to explain something to someone Da 
816; e) to teach Jb 624 2C 265 353 teacher Ezr 816 1C 258

Yours,
Harold Holmyard


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> thanks
> Steve
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