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Jun
17
comment Is this person's translation of the Hebrew of Leviticus 18:22 accurate?
Lora - your posting is very gracious and kind. However, your posting did not develop the meaning of זָכָר, which means male/man; and also you did not contrast מִשְׁכָּב with male/man. That is, מִשְׁכָּב here would include the sense of consensual sex between male/men.
Jun
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revised What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
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revised What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
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answered What does the author of Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 mean that 'his heart was still guided with wisdom' as he went about doing foolish things?
Jun
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revised Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
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Jun
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comment Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
@e.s.Kohen - for reference, my own hand-written translation is here. I have modified my posting to provide access to the Targum. Very Respectfully,
Jun
12
comment Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
@e.s.Kohen - my posting hinges on the commentary of Rashi found in the Talmud. That is, Qohelet is not about wisdom resulting in vanity (which is the most popular approach to the text), but is instead about the vanity that comes from embracing wisdom (divine revelation from God) at the exclusion of personal holiness. Rashi's comments find resonance in both the Babylonian Talmud and the Targum Qohelet. These three "primary" Jewish sources force us to reconsider our approaches to the text. Also, the commentary you provided does not quote Rashi's opinions on Qohelet. Very Respectfully,
Jun
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revised Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
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comment Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
In this regard, the late Bruce Metzger once quoted Johannes Albrecht Bengel, who had written the following in the preface to his 1734 edition of the Greek New Testament, "Te totum applica ad textum: rem totam applica ad te" ("Apply yourself wholly to the text: apply the whole matter to yourself).
Jun
12
answered Is the 'knowledge that increases sorrow' any kind of knowledge or directed to a focus of some subject in Ecclesiastes 1:17?
Jun
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revised Why does the singular form of שַׂעֲרָה appear in Job 4:15?
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asked Why does the singular form of שַׂעֲרָה appear in Job 4:15?
Jun
10
revised Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
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comment Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
@ScottS - David made the correct observations, and I have made the changes accordingly. And thanks for the awesome feedback! Very Respectfully,
Jun
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revised Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
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Jun
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comment Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
@David - based on your feedback, I updated the posting. I also amplified based on other comments. Thank you. Very Respectfully,
Jun
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revised Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
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Jun
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comment Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
@ScottS - I do not know of any scholars who have taken this approach. I chanced upon Gesenius when I clicked through the lexicons on Logos software. Thanks again for respectful feedback from last week. Very Respectfully,
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revised Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
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revised Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
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