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Bibil Identifier bibil:221689
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Note sur la traduction araméenne de 1 R 19,12
Author Loiseau, Anne-Françoise
Journal Biblica (Volume: 92, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language French
Pages 442-444 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Why has the Aramaic translator rendered the mysterious «sound of subdued silence» (hqd hmmd lwq) in 1 Kgs 19:12 by «the sound of those (= the angels) praising quietly»? It can be that, with the root דמם «to be silent, quiet» in front of him, the meturguman has thought of the synonym I שׁבח «to calm» and from there has «skipped» to the (mainly Aramaic) homonym II שׁבח «to praise». This connection between Mmd and I שׁבח + II שׁבח would thus explain the Aramaic translation, which in its own peculiar way stays quite close to its Hebrew model.
Pericopes 1 Kings 19,12
Terms דְּמָמָה דממה
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