[b-hebrew] Mishkan

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Jun 24 18:22:41 EDT 2012


Yigal:

Your question was, “So the question is, does anyone know of any other place
in the Bible in
which the noun mishkan is used to refer to a human dwelling?” In each of
the verses I referenced, it is used to refer to human dwellings.
Unquestionably human dwellings.

The very nature of your question means that most of the answers will be
part of a genitive construct, not absolute form.

It doesn’t matter that some of the references are in poetry, the question
was if משכן refers to human dwellings, and the answer is affirmative.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il> wrote:

> Hi Karl,
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> Thanks for that. None of the places you listed actually has mishkan in its
> absolute form. In almost all of them it's used figuratively, almost all are
> poetic, quite a few are paralleled with "ohel", tent.
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> Just musing.
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> Yigal Levin
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> From: K Randolph [mailto:kwrandolph at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2012 3:18 AM
> To: Yigal Levin
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Mishkan
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> Yigal:
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> The word is used well over 100 times in Tanakh, so there must be some
> times where it is used for human habitations, such as:
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> Numbers 24:5
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> Isaiah 32:18
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> Jeremiah 30:18
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> Jeremiah 51:30
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> Habakkuk 1:6
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> Psalm 87:2
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> Job 18:21
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> Job 21:28
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> Job 39:6
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> Song of Songs 1:8
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> (these just from a quick electronic search)
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> I would be surprised if there are not more, several more.
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> Karl W. Randolph.
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> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM, Yigal Levin <Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il>
> wrote:
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> Hello all,
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> The noun mishkan literally means "dwelling", from the verbal root $KN.
> However in almost all cases, the noun is used specifically in connection
> with God's dwelling, be it the desert tabernacle/tent of meeting, the
> Jerusalem temple, or even God's heavenly abode. However in Num. 16:24 and
> 27, it is used to mean the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, which are
> referred to as "tents" everywhere else (for example in verse 26).
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> So the question is, does anyone know of any other place in the Bible in
> which the noun mishkan is used to refer to a human dwelling?
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> Thanks,
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> Yigal Levin
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> Dr. Yigal Levin
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> The Israel and Golda Koschitzky
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> Department of Jewish History
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> Bar-Ilan University
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> Ramat Gan. 52900
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> ISRAEL
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> Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
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