[b-hebrew] Zech 9:10

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 22:35:08 EDT 2013

Hi David,

I just want to clarify that I think you are definitely correct that the
import of the two phrases is, as you said, a "rather extensive way of
saying, 'everywhere.' "  The point I was making in my reply to Stewart is
that the relationship between the two phrases is not epexegetical; i.e.,
the second phrase is not explaining the first phrase.  Rather, they are
working together as parallel merisms.



Jerry Shepherd
Taylor Seminary
Edmonton, Alberta
jshepherd53 at gmail.com

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM, Dave Washburn <davidlwashburn at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Stewart Felker <stewart.felker at gmail.com>wrote:
>> וְדִבֶּר שָׁלֹום לַגֹּויִם וּמָשְׁלֹו מִיָּם עַד יָם וּמִנָּהָר עַד
>> אַפְסֵי אָֽרֶץ
>> I have two issues here. משלו here is to be understood as "his dominion" -
>> the object of דבר, correct? So, "and he will proclaim peace to the nations
>> and [proclaim] his ruling/dominion..." Most major translations seem to be
>> obscure this, supplying that his dominion "will extend" or "will be" from
>> sea to sea.
> וּמָשְׁלֹו מִיָּם עַד יָם looks more like a verbless clause to me: He will
> proclaim peace to the nations, and his dominion is/will be from sea to sea
> etc.  I'm not sure the grammar will support it as an object of דִבֶּר. It
> reads more naturally as a separate clause.
> Also, is it possible that the waw connecting מים עד ים with מנהר עד אפסי
>> ארץ is epexegetical?
>> I tend to think so. "From sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the
> earth/land" appears to be a rather extensive way of saying "everywhere."
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