[b-hebrew] Ecc 12:6: BWR

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 16:27:38 EDT 2008

Boy are you having trouble with this verse!

First of all, GLGL refers to an object that can be rolled. While the most
common usage is to refer to a wheel, it is also used to refer to a tumble
weed Isaiah 17:13 Psalm 83:13 and in this case I think it refers to a body,
wrapped up being taken to a grave. The word that specifically means "wheel"
is )WPN.

BWR refers to an excavation, dug out pit. Sometimes that dug out pit was
also used as a well, other times dry. In Genesis 40 it was the prison that
Joseph worked in, sounds like a quarry. It can also be a grave.

The word that specifically refers to a well is B)R.

So the final section refers to the rollable object is moved quickly unto the
dug out pit. The reason for )L instead of the prefix B- is because we are
looking at movement towards the dug out pit.

Where do you get the idea of breakage and pieces?

Karl W. Randolph.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:09 AM, <pporta at oham.net> wrote:

> The last words in Ecc 12:6 are "el ha-bor", to the well.
> I'm wondering why preposition "el" and not preposition "b" is used here.
> Namely, why "el ha-bor" and not "ba-bor" (last word in Gn 40:15).
> Does "el" mean that the "galgal" breaks and its broken pieces fall into
> the
> well?
> Pere Porta
> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

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