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There are two, possibly inter-related, issues here. One is the preposition expected with the root mlk in the hifil; the other is the relationship between the prepositions ʾel and ʿal. 1. MLK + ?? Typically the verb mlk takes the preposition ʿal, "rule over", and in the Hifil it appears so on at least six occasions (1 Sam. 12:1; 2 Ki. 8:20; 1 Chr. 28:4; 2 ...


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In a sense, the identity of this "traveller/guest" in the parable in 2 Samuel 12 is the same as that in Jesus' parable of the "friend at night": ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me,...’ (Luke 11:5b-6a). That is, this is simply a character recounted in the story: there is no identity beyond that. This is ...


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While Joseph's answer has much to commend it, I feel it is headed in the wrong direction. I don't think there is a need to suppose two sets of Abiathars and Ahimelechs where one is father-son and the other vice versa. First, 1 Kings 2:26-27 is clear that it was indeed the so-called "good" Abiathar it's talking about since verse 27 notes that his life was ...


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The Idea in Brief The area in question appears to be in the frontal abdominal area directly below the sternum--i.e., the so-called "gut." Discussion The Babylonian Talmud indicates that the "fifth rib" was the junction point of the gall bladder and liver. b. Sanhedrin 6:4n (Folio 49A) F. He said to him, “Now if at exactly the fifth rib he had ...


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As part of my secular job (I'm a Respiratory Therapist), I do EKG's (aka ECG's and cardiograms) on people. EKG leads V1-V6 are ventricular - the 2 larger pumping chambers of the bottom portion of the heart - leads. Lead V5 is placed in the left 5th intercostal space between the 5th & 6th (below the 5th and above the sixth) ribs, and would be most ...


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Possibly a Distinction of Land vs. People Davïd's answer pointed out some useful cross references with מלך (MLK) in relation to the prepositions. An observation of those indicated to me the possibility the author is distinguishing with the prepositions a difference between land area controlled versus people ruled over (geographic versus personal). The ...


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It's safe to say the statement in question, which occurs three times in 2 Samuel chapter 1, is a declarative sentence, complete with an exclamation point in English. As my link points out, ancient Hebrew gives us clues to the emotional freight of a sentence by providing us with a key word, as opposed to a punctuation mark in English. One such word is ...


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The record writer seemed to indicate that Michal's childlessness was definitely related to her criticism of David's worship of the Lord. It doesn't spell out that God judged her for her words, and I would like to say why I think He did not do that. This is the important point in the whole matter, Michal did not just criticize David, but she criticized 'the ...



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