[b-hebrew] Zech 9:10

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 10:58:30 EDT 2013


Hi Dave,

No worries; I didn't think you were disagreeing with me; and I agree with
your understanding of what's happening.

Blessings,

Jerry

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



On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Dave Washburn <davidlwashburn at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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