[b-hebrew] sheeth in Ps 73:6
smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 9 01:10:01 EDT 2008
Ps 73:6 is translated Therefore pride encircles them. A garment of violence
covers them. I question translating the Hebrew word sheeth as garment
because it is only translated so here and in Prov 7:10. The consonants Shin
Yod Tav are commonly translated thorns (i.e. Isa 5:6; 7:23-25, etc.), but
when translated as thorns, the word is voweled differently, with a patah
under the shin, rather then a hireq.
Could the meaning of the 2nd ½ of Ps 73:6 be, Thorns of violence cover
them or a thorny covering of violence is to them? As thorns are a fallen
self-defense, the meaning then would be if anyone tries to reprove them,
they violently attack him.
If so, then Prov 7:10 could be translated, and behold a woman to meet him,
a thorny harlot and subtle of heart. Thorny means she speaks verbal
Another question: In Ps 73:6 there is a dash between the word covers and
sheeth. Does the dash mean anything?
My flesh and my heart fail me.
God is the Rock of my heart.
And my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
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