[b-hebrew] regarding Proverbs 5:6

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 10:44:57 EDT 2009

One problem with the translation below, “ponder” is not in the Hebrew verse.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:52 PM, David Kolinsky <yishalom at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Dear Karl:
> with regard to what you wrote:
> Every time I read this, I stop and puzzle over it. And when I look at
> translations, it is obvious that I am not the only one.
> One option is that here we have a corrupted text.
> Another that came to me this morning is that ?? PN does not mean ?lest?
> rather it is the imperative of ??? PNH meaning ?to face, turn towards?.
> Any thoughts?
> I would suggest that PN is indeed related to PNH always.
> PNH means: "to show different face, to face, to turn, to give s.thpriority, to turn away, to turn out, to prepare a surface, to clear out,
> toempty out."
> PN when we think of it as meaning lest, more specifically and literally
> means :
> "about facing from the case that"
> Therefore:
> Gen3:3 = And you shall not touch it about facing from the case that you
> shall die
> Gen3:22 = And now, about facing from the case that he would send forth his
> hand
> Gen11:4 = And we shall make for us a name, about facing from the case that
> we would be scattered about the face of the earth
> Pr5:6 = About facing from the case that she would ponder a path of life,
> her paths wander, she would not know it.
> David Kolinsky
> Monterey, CA

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