[b-hebrew] Idiomatic phrases

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 11:34:34 EDT 2011


The most common one I can think of is אבד )BD, to be(come) lost, often used
as a euphemism for to die in the same manner as we use “to pass away”.

Another is לון על to lodge a complaint, from the verb לון to lodge,
generally referring to a temporary stay such as overnight or a few days
though can be longer Pr 15:31, used of fat of sacrifices Ex 23:18, 34:25,
strength Job 41:14 (22)

I noticed a few others, but I don’t remember them off the top of my head.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 2:40 AM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:

> Hi all!
> I'm thinking about what idiomatic phrases beginning students of Hebrew
> should be aware of, and was wondering what expressions you would contribute.
> For example, "to listen to the voice"  (שָׁמַע קוֹל) = "to obey".
> What would you add to such a list?
> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
> Sydney, Australia

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