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

Michael Abernathy mabernathy at conwaycorp.net
Fri Dec 21 19:28:23 EST 2012

I admit my Hebrew needs a lot of work.  I don't see what contextual 
clues you do that make כפר a noun. Can you explain what tells you this 
is not a verb?
Michael Abernathy

On 12/21/2012 4:29 PM, K Randolph wrote:
> Dear Philip:
> 2012/12/17 Philip <philipengmann at yahoo.com 
> <mailto: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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