Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lev 11-12

11.4  unclean...
3238 II. טָמֵא (ṭā∙mē(ʾ)): adj.; ≡ Str 2931; TWOT 809a—1. LN 53.33–53.40 unclean, defiled, i.e., to be ceremonially impure according to a standard set forth (Lev 5:2); 2. LN 28.28–28.56 unit: טָמֵא הַ־ שֵׁם (ṭā∙mē(ʾ) hǎ- šēm)1 infamous, formally, unclean of name, i.e., having a bad reputation as something well known (Eze 22:5); 3. LN 1.79–1.81 unit: אֲדָמָה טָמֵא (ʾǎḏā∙mā(h) ṭā∙mē(ʾ))2 pagan country, formally, an unclean land (Am 7:17)
3239 טָמְאָה (ṭā∙meʾā(h)): n.fem.; ≡ Str 2930; TWOT 809—LN 53.33–53.40 uncleanness, impurity, i.e., defilement and ritually unacceptable according to a standard (Mic 2:10), note: oth parse as qal pf. 3fs. of 3237
Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.
11.10  abomination...
†שֶׁ֫קֶץ S8263 TWOT2459a GK9211 n.m. Lv 7:21 detestation, detestable thing;—שׁ׳ of the ceremonially unclean Lv 7:21; creatures forbidden as food: water animals without fins or sclaes 11:10, 11, 12, birds of prey, etc., v 13, winged creeping things v 20, 23, creeping vermin v 11.41, 42 (all P), cf. Is 66:17 ( + בְּשַׂר הַחֲזִיר, הָעַכְבָּר); v. RSSem. i. 275, 2nd ed. 293; K 309 f., 2nd ed. 311 f.—Ez 8:10 read prob. שִׁקּוּצִים, v. שִׁקּוּץ.
Brown, F., Driver, S. R., & Briggs, C. A. (2000). Enhanced Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (electronic ed.) (1054–1055). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems.
11.43  Abomination and unclean seem to be used interchangably.
12.5  but if she bears a female child...  My 21st century mind is trying to understand this.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Leviticus 8-9

8.9, 13, 17  as the Lord had commanded Moses...  I find this phrase of commentary a curious change of perspective in the narration.
8.21 I have often wondered about the washing the etnrails and legs.  The New Bible Commentary suggests is was to wash the excrement off, but it still gets me wondering.
8.28  and offering made by fire to the LORD...  The fire part seems to be an important distinction here.
8.35  for so I have been commanded...  I like this focus Moses had here on just being the messenger.
9.24  Typical response of people who have see the Lord.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert E. Coleman

...we must say with E.M. Bounds that "men are God's method." 
-- Power Through Prayer (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House)