[b-hebrew] Why "Random" in 2 Chron 18:33?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 11:55:34 EST 2009


One idea is as kgraham mentioned, in his innocence.

Another possibility is that this is a use from the same root as TMH used
with the idea of not knowing what to do, so the archer was shooting at
random without specifically targeting the king.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:10 PM, Murray Hogg <muzhogg at netspace.net.au>wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> A question has arisen on another list of which I am part as to the
> translation of לתמו (from תמם) in 2 Chron 18:33.
> Most English translations give "at random" or "at a venture" - but the idea
> of randomness or chance doesn't occur in my rather limited references.
> Murray Hogg
> Melbourne, Australia

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