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עמי נגשיו מעולל [נגש] is nifal = simple passive = being approached and apprehended. [עולל] = suckling baby [מְעֹולֵל] = intensive = being a suckling baby = childish, raucous Usable as a participle - the childish and raucous = hooligans My people are apprehended of the childish and raucous. My people are mugged by hooligans. ונשים משלו בו And ...


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Short Answer: The MT's base text is to be preferred. The passage is best understood as a lament by God about the oppression of His tribe. His tribe is like a child oppressed by women. (The statement about "women ruling" should not be taken as a literal description of the historical situation.) MT Text and Analysis The MT records the following: עַמִּי ...


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The short answer is "Yes, Dr. Ehrman is a respected scholar, and is generally regarded quite highly by his peers". He learned to read Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, Latin, German, and French in order study the oldest manuscripts of biblical texts, and the most important criticism of them. The overwhelming majority of Ehrman's critics are fundamentalist evangelical ...



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