[b-hebrew] Translating Targum Frag. of Is 1:27

Ken Penner ken.penner at acadiau.ca
Fri Jun 6 09:22:39 EDT 2008

Shouldn't the pe`al of SWP be "perish" rather than "consume" (pa`el) or "be consumed" (pu`al)?


Ken M. Penner, Ph.D.
Acadia Divinity College
Hebrew and Aramaic vocabulary memorization software:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On
> Behalf Of Jonathan Henry
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2008 7:28 PM
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] Translating Targum Frag. of Is 1:27
> In some Targum manuscripts of Is. 1:27 I find the phrase YSWPNN LH BZKW in place of
> the MT's W$BYH BCDQH. I have translated the Targum 'those who are consumed for her
> with merit.' Is there a more preferable translation? I appreciate your assistance.
> Jon Henry

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