[b-hebrew] ejectment vs. extermination

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 23:13:13 EST 2010

Hello Karl:

Thanks for your comments.

This forum is conducted in the english language (versus biblical hebrew
("BH") language). So, to a not inconsiderable extent, we have to discuss in
english words, the meanings of BH words.

I suppose one of the points I was trying to make; does ירש mean
"exterminate?" Your comments seem to confirm that the greek verb "destroy"
fits within the secondary meanings of ירש .

Perhaps another example will clarify the situation.

In the second clause of Isaiah 40:3, the operative hebrew verb פנה appears;
and generally means "turn" or "face." The septuagint however, uses a
corresponding word meaning "prepare." And hence, the question becomes; does
פנה mean "prepare?" The niv committee apparently prefers that meaning over
"face" or "turn."

I guess the question distills to: does the greek septuagint define the
meaning of the masoretic text hebrew words? It seems like a question
susceptible of a simple "yes" or "no" answer. .... But apparently not.


fred burlingame
On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:30 PM, K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fred:
>  On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 7:07 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:
>> But I think that your remarks tend to reinforce the conclusion that word
>> for word translation, of biblical hebrew to modern english at least; ....
>> remains a no go.
>> regards,
>> fred burlingame
>> That’s what we have been saying to you over and over again. That’s why
> this is a b-HEBREW site and not a b-translation site. Our main interest is
> not translation, rather what does the Hebrew actually say?
> Let the translators have their own headaches.
> Karl W. Randolph.

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