[b-hebrew] Psalm 22 answering quotes

kenneth greifer greifer at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 12 15:34:51 EDT 2011

It isn't vital to me that the word in Psalm 22:25 mean "answering" instead of "affliction". I just thought it was a possibility. I think it is also possible that the Septuagint and other translations could have guesses about a lot of words and quotes, especially the Psalms since they were translated into Greek about a thousand years later. That is a pretty long time to pass down meanings of words that are only used once in the Hebrew Bible. I guess I like to look for mistakes that  have been accepted as correct for thousands of years and this is just one of many quotes that I have looked at.
Kenneth Greifer

Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:18:54 +0200
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Psalm 22 answering quotes
From: pporta7 at gmail.com
To: greifer at hotmail.com
CC: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org

Dear Kenneth,
I'm not claiming that statistics make a proof. They are guides; they show the main lines....  but exceptions exist, of course. 
In cases like this one of Ps 22:25 it is good to compare with LXX (do you know Greek?) or with the Latin Vulgate, for instance, in order to verify how ancient translators understood a given text (word, sentence...). This can be often (not always) helpful. 
Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)


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