[b-hebrew] וְכִפֶּר in MT (CV) Dt 32:43 Emphatic?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 17:29:59 EST 2012


Dear Philip:

2012/12/17 Philip <philipengmann at yahoo.com>

> Dear Listees,
> **
> does the way the word, *וְכִפֶּר* in MT (CV) Dt 32:43 is rendered
> represent emphasis of this word?
>
> **
> *Deuteronomy 32:43, MT*
> *עַמּוֹ* *אַדְמָתוֹ** **, וְכִפֶּר* *לְצָרָיו* *הַרְנִינוּ גוֹיִם עַמּוֹ,
> כִּי דַם-עֲבָדָיו יִקּוֹם; וְנָקָם יָשִׁיב***
> **
>
>
First of all, get rid of those pesky dots! They’re wrong.

The word כפר here is a noun, not a verb. Context tells us that.

The last two sections form a couplet, “And he causes to return vengeance to
his enemies, and covering (as in covering the cost, purchase price or
redemption, here redemption) of his land is with him.”

>
>
Karl W. Randolph.
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