AMBIGUITY AND WORDPLAY IN PROVERBS XI

AMBIGUITY AND WORDPLAY IN PROVERBS XI SHORT NOTES AMBIGUITY AND WORDPLAY IN PROVERBS XI The text and translation of Prov. xi 5-6 are unproblematic: xi 5: § idqat t ˆ mîm t ^ ya Òҏ r darkô ûb ^ ri Ò ’ˆ tô yipp ˜ l r ˆÒˆ’ 6: § idqat y ^Òˆ rîm ta §§ îl  m ûb ^ hawwat b ˜ g ^ dîm yill ˆ k  dû The righteousness of the blameless makes straight his way, but the wicked one falls because of 1 his own evil. The righteousness of the upright delivers them, But the treacherous are ensnared by their own desires. 2 Prov. xi 5-6, linked by § idqat t ^ ya Òҏ r in xi 5 and § idqat y ^Òˆ rîm in xi 6, 3 is one of a series of antitheses (xi 3-11) contrasting the righteous and the unrighteous: y ^Òˆ rîm // bôg ^ dîm (xi 3, 6); t ˆ mîm // r ˆÒˆ’ (xi 5); § addîq // r ˆÒˆ’ (xi 8); úˆ n  p // § addîqîm (xi 9); § addîqîm // r ^Òˆ’ îm (xi 10); y ^Òˆ rîm // r ^Òˆ’ îm (xi 11). 4 The only linguistic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vetus Testamentum Brill

AMBIGUITY AND WORDPLAY IN PROVERBS XI

Vetus Testamentum , Volume 52 (4): 545 – Jan 1, 2002

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SHORT NOTES AMBIGUITY AND WORDPLAY IN PROVERBS XI The text and translation of Prov. xi 5-6 are unproblematic: xi 5: § idqat t ˆ mîm t ^ ya Òҏ r darkô ûb ^ ri Ò ’ˆ tô yipp ˜ l r ˆÒˆ’ 6: § idqat y ^Òˆ rîm ta §§ îl  m ûb ^ hawwat b ˜ g ^ dîm yill ˆ k  dû The righteousness of the blameless makes straight his way, but the wicked one falls because of 1 his own evil. The righteousness of the upright delivers them, But the treacherous are ensnared by their own desires. 2 Prov. xi 5-6, linked by § idqat t ^ ya Òҏ r in xi 5 and § idqat y ^Òˆ rîm in xi 6, 3 is one of a series of antitheses (xi 3-11) contrasting the righteous and the unrighteous: y ^Òˆ rîm // bôg ^ dîm (xi 3, 6); t ˆ mîm // r ˆÒˆ’ (xi 5); § addîq // r ˆÒˆ’ (xi 8); úˆ n  p // § addîqîm (xi 9); § addîqîm // r ^Òˆ’ îm (xi 10); y ^Òˆ rîm // r ^Òˆ’ îm (xi 11). 4 The only linguistic

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