[b-hebrew] various interpretations of HWWT

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 10:30:20 EDT 2008


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:47 PM, Yaakov Stein <yaakov_s at rad.com> wrote:

> Pere,
> Sorry for the Ps instead of Psa - I am not expert in the English
> abbreviations.
> That was no problem, no need to apologize.

> In Ex 9:6  should have been Ex 9:3 HNH YD HWYH
> This is an example of where Biblical Hebrew used a word in a different way
than we would use it in modern English, in Biblical Hebrew it says "the hand
of YHWH will become ..." whereas a translator to make it fit English better
may say "the hand of the Lord will come ..."

> Job 27:6 should have been Job 37:6 HW) )RC .
> This is a verb, also found in Kohelet 11:3, that has the meaning of "to
lie" as in lying upon, the examples given are snow lying upon the earth, a
tree lying upon where it fell. It is unrelated to HWWT.

> My sincere apologies for the typos.
> In any case, I agree that there are synonyms in all languages,
> I was asking if anyone has carefully considered this particular word
> and figured out how many different sources there are
> and which appearance maps to which source.
> Of course. That is the job of a lexicographer which, as Samuel Johnson so
famously said, is "a harmless drudge."

> Yaakov (J) Stein

Karl W. Randolph.

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