[b-hebrew] Asher in Ps 51:10?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 01:52:56 EDT 2011

My friend Karl,

First of all: I'm Pere (and not Père). "Pere" = Peter (in Catalan, my mother
tongue) while "Père" is a father, a priest in French.

Secondly, it is quite an oddity for me that "dikita" (or DKYT) is an
This is a Piel form, second person singular masculine. The same as "tsivita"
in Ps 7:7

I thought that the sentence is (or means)
"The bones that you crushed will rejoice"
This is why I thought an "asher" should be there: "tagelna 'atsamot asher
atah dikita"
Assuming that 'DKYT' is an adjective.... can you bring here other similar
adjectives (within the bible, of course) that are like this?


Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
2011/4/6 K Randolph <kwrandolph at gmail.com>

> Père:
> What makes you think that there should have been an “asher” there in the
> first place?
>  On Sun, Apr 3, 2011 at 10:31 PM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  Dear listers,
>> In Ps 51.10 ---------> must we understand the pronoun "asher" as having
>> been
>> (deliberately or not) forgotten/omitted before the last word "dikita"?
>> Or maybe not?  Namely, is there a good reason for the lacking of "asher"?
>> Pere Porta
>> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
>> In looking at words that end with a yod tau, I notice that apparently they
> are the way that some nouns and adjectives are made of verbs usually with a
> final heh, though also of some with a doubled ayin. This will need to be
> studied more deeply, but on first blush it appears that this half of the
> verse should be translated as “crushed bones should be cheerful”. In other
> words, DKYT is an adjective, not a verb, and is connected to (CMWT. Hence
> there is no reason for )$R to be in the sentence.
> Karl W. Randolph.

Pere Porta

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