[b-hebrew] Psalm 22 answering quotes

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 11 01:13:21 EDT 2011


the last word in Ps 22:22 means "You answered me" and not "answer me!".
In Jb 10:9 we have the parallel "asitani", you made me.
In my opinion there is no reason to translate 'anitani' for an Imperative.
Now, in Ps 22:25 'enut" is a noun (affliction) and not a verb (to answer).
The usual way to mean "You did not detest answering an afflicted one" is
using the Infinitive 'la'anot' ------- look at Gn 45:3.


Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

2011/4/10 kenneth greifer <greifer at hotmail.com>

> Psalm 22:22 seems to say "...You answered me", but most translations say
> "answer me" with the command form. Psalm 22:25 says "You did not hate the
> affliction (afflicting?) an afflicted one", but it could say "You did not
> hate answering an afflicted one". It sounds like G-d answered the cry of the
> person in the from Psalm 22:2-3, but the translations make it sound like he
> was not answered. Am I misunderstanding the psalm?
> Kenneth Greifer
> "Real intellectuals can discuss any subject, but pseudo-intellectual snobs
> only discuss things they agree with." (I noticed many b-hebrew members have
> little sayings under their names, so I came up with this one. I wonder if
> that is allowed or do you have to quote someone else?)
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