[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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