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