[b-hebrew] Idiomatic phrases

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 12:13:26 EDT 2011


George:

Just thought of another one:

אטר יד־ימינו = restricted in the use of his right hand

or as we would say in English, left-handed. Found in Judges 3:15 and 20:16.

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Chavoux Luyt <chavoux at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> Some eufemisms might be less common (=applicable to beginning
> students), but are interesting nonetheless:
> E.g. Job 2:9 - ברך אלהים (berach Elohim) = "curse God" (bless God)
>

This one has been flagged by others as an example of “political correctness”
corruption of the text by the Masoretes, but absent of textual evidence
either way, I don’t know.


>
Karl W. Randolph.


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