By Duane A. Garrett
This 3rd quantity within the Baylor guide at the Hebrew Bible sequence offers specialist, entire tips in answering major questions about the Hebrew textual content. whereas reflecting the newest advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics, the paintings makes use of a mode that's lucid sufficient to function an invaluable agent for educating and self-study.
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1:7-8: Second Stanza. Seven lines. The initial weqatal verbs constitute a mainline series of future events. Four lines end with references to names of Philistine cities (Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Ekron), one line (Bb) ends with יה ָ “( ַא ְר ְמנ ֶֹתher [Gaza’s] citadels”), and one line (Bf) ends with “( ְׁש ֵא ִרית ְּפ ִל ְׁש ִּתיםthe remainder of the Philistines”). In short, the first five lines each describe the destruction of a Philistine location, and the sixth broadly states that all Philistia will be destroyed.
The preposition ַעלis causal; ִּב ְק ָעםis a Qal infini- tive construct of the action. בקע, with a 3 m p suffix serving as the subject of ָה ֣רֹות ַהּגִ ְל ָ֔עד. A construct chain as direct object; the adjective “( ָה ָרהpregnant”) is here f p and used substantively. This is the second time Gilead is mentioned as the object of aggression (see 1:3). indd 43 6/6/08 2:24:36 PM 44 Amos 1:13-15 atrocity, ripping open pregnant women, is sequential to the slaughter of childbearers (1:11) in the concatenous structure of the poem.
Prepositional phrase with ְלand definite article serving as a complement to the verb. The significance of burning bones to lime ( ) ִׂשידis disputed. There is no evidence supporting an alternative translation for ִׂשידor an emendation. Some suggest that burning bones to lime is simply disregard for human dignity, but of itself this offense seems rather paltry compared to the crimes attributed to the other nations. Others suggest that this is a religious act and that burning the bones was meant to prevent the deceased from attaining resurrection (Stuart 1987, 314).
Amos: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible) by Duane A. Garrett