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Bibil Identifier bibil:117170
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Hard "Sell" in Nah 3:4
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 5, Issue: 7)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 17 pages.
Abstract The standard meaning of מכר is incongruous in the context of Nah 3:4. It is suggested that the problematic המכרת in Nah 3:4 is the consequence of a מ/נ scribal confusion mitigated by similarity between מכר and נכר, as well as the מ in preceding כשפים. הנכרת has the sense of “she that acquires,” in accord with Hos 3:2. Such an approach would also help with understanding of 1Sam 23:7. It is also possible to construe הנכרת in the sense of “she that alienates,” though this grammatical form of נכר is not attested in the Hebrew Bible.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Niniveh
Pericopes Nahum 3,4
Terms מכר
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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