Hebrew Philological Notes (II)

Gary A. Rendsburg
2001 Hebrew Studies  
Five separate studies are presented. 1) wyÎ nV pD j in Prov 30:4 is to be understood as both "his fists" and "his clothing," in line with the widespread use of wordplay in Hebrew poetry. 2) The presence of the Egyptian expression ı √nt kkt "valley of darkness" in the Book of the Dead confirms the meaning "darkness" for t‰ wD mV lA x, especially in Ps 23:4 where the famous expression t‰ wD mV lA x ayǵ is indeed to be rendered "valley of darkness." 3) The unique feminine form tR mR tO j "seal" in
more » ... R mR tO j "seal" in Gen 38:25 is a deliberate creation of the author; the word is intended to evoke the sounds of t‰ nO tV ; k "robe" in Gen 37:32. 4) twø ... nA o in Exod 32:18 refers to sexual intercourse, as always with the Pifiel of the root hno, and not to song. 5) hD ; tD a_PA a Mwø ¥ yA h in Prov 22:19 is to be emended to tpamnmy = ı √mn-mı √pt "Amen-em-opet," the name of the author of the Egyptian "Thirty" referred to in Prov 22:20.
doi:10.1353/hbr.2001.0022 fatcat:bdbrnodbnrhkbotxvaehe75rey