Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yes, Hebrew does matter

“In these two passages [Ezek. 14 & 18], Ezekiel employs a combination unique in the use of this root, in which the Qal of שוב [shuv] is followed immediately by the Hiphil of the same root, a collocation that functions as a “reinforced Qal” and means “turn back and let yourself be turned backed” (14:6; 18:30, 32; Holladay 1958: 103).”—A Severe Mercy, page 267

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Yep. Despite having 20+ English translations to choose from, sometimes knowing a bit of Hebrew helps :)
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