By Shalom M. Paul
This quantity contains philological and literary experiences written through the writer among the years 1967 and 2005 concerning the elucidation and explication of assorted points of the narrative, criminal, prophetic, and knowledge genres of Biblical literature, with a tremendous emphasis at the textual research of issues, idioms, terminology, and lexemes through Akkadian and Ugaritic resource fabric.
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Cf. Isa 49:9. 21 H. Winckler, Die Keilschrifttexte Sargons, I (Leipzig, 1889), 122–124:134–135; cf. 58–60:359–360. See also W. G. ” Cf. 54:212–213, and Stummer, “Einige keilschriftliche Parallelen,” 180. See CAD, K, 524–525. 22 Heb. קוֹח-ח ַ ְפּ ַקrefers to the “opening” of the eyes and not, as E. J. Kissane (The Book of Isaiah, II [Dublin, 1943], 274) suggests, to the opening of bonds or prisons. The verb פקחis used throughout the Bible only for the opening of the eyes or ears (cf. Isa 42:20).
39 Hence, these two trees, àurm¿nu and dupr§nu, which also grow in the Lebanon and are often cited in connection with palaces and temples,40 seem to fill the exact same slots as Heb. תאשורand תדהר. A further clue to the identity of the former may be found in the Talmud, where תאשורis equated with שורבינא41 (cognate of Syr. àarwain§ and Arab. àarbÊn),42 “cypress,” and שורבינא, in turn, has been independently related to Akk. 43 32 See CAD, B, 327. Cf. the standard commentaries and lexica.
Parû is Heb. ;פראHeb. פרדis its semantic equivalent. In the cuneiform inscriptions, mules and donkeys (Akk. im¿r¿) usually appear one after the other. , after Akk. parê and im¿r¿. 47 See above, n. 44 for the reference to Sennacherib. 48 This interpretation, already found in the commentaries of ibn Ezra, Kimchi, and Abarbanel, is the most popular one cited in translations, commentaries, and lexica. It first appears, to the best of my knowledge, in Saadya, who translates Heb. כרכרותby Arab.