[b-hebrew] one-to-one rendering of olam

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 19:57:24 EST 2010


Fred:

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM, fred burlingame <tensorpath at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello Karl:
>
> Well if you don't like hiphil,
>

Who said anything about liking or not liking hiphil, anyways? Further, what
does that have to do with the price of beans (or more accurately,
understanding the meaning of the term)?


>  and you don't like translations,
>

Who knows what went on in the minds of the translators for each example?


>  how about the noun form of the verb?
>
> מבכי נהרות חבש ותעלמה יצא אור
>
> איוב יא
>
> It sure looks like "hidden" meaning to me. ....
>

“Unknown place” fits just as well, if not better.

That doesn’t change the fact that עלם means “to be unknown” and עולם refers
to a period of time that is of unknown duration, which by extension also
refers to eternity depending on context.

You are still wrong.

>
> regards,
>
> fred burlingame
>
>
> Karl W. Randolph.



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