[b-hebrew] Zech 9:10

Dave Washburn davidlwashburn at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 10:46:26 EDT 2013


Hello Jerry,

I quite agree. If my comments sounded as though I was disagreeing with you,
it was not intentional. The second phrase expands on the first one, so
colloquially we might say "left, right, hither, yon - everywhere!"


On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Jerry Shepherd <jshepherd53 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
>
> Blessings,
>
> Jerry
>
> 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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>>
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