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Bibil Identifier bibil:226013
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Meaning of Job 4,18
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 500-519 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper argues that the terms ʻbdyw and mlʼkyw in Job 4,18 should be understood as referring to the set motions of the sun, moon, and stars as well as to sporadic meteorological events, respectively. Such understanding does not dilute the validity and force of the qal wahomer in 4,18-19. The comparison is between the inanimate but permanent (sun, moon, stars, meteorological phenomena) and the animate but impermanent (humans). The difficult thlh is assumed to have been originally tlhh from lhh, «languish, faint». Taking thlh as having the meaning «weakness» provides a sense that eminently fits a natural event.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Hapax legomena
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Semantics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messenger
Pericopes Job 4,18
Terms תָּהֳלָה תהלה
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