[b-hebrew] Psalm 23.4 --- The Biblical expression _Shadow of Death_

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Feb 18 22:14:07 EST 2013


It all results from the decision (or whim) of the anonymous  
NAQDANIYM, the punctuators of the Hebrew bible, to place a segol  
under the letter waw of צלמות so as to make it sound CALMAWET,  
being possibly motivated by the GEY HA-HAREG-AH and GEY BEN-HINOM of  
Jer. 7:32. But it could have been CALMUT or CALMOT, both having  
nothing to do, not with צל CEL, 'shadow', and not with מות MAWET,  
'death'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 18, 2013, at 9:26 PM, Ishnian wrote:

> he Biblical expression _Shadow of Death_  found in Psalm 23

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