Sunday, August 20, 2017

Numbers 27

Forgive some odd spellings. I wish x were a more usable letter in English. It captures for me the guttural of ח in Hebrew. F too is not very useful (a פ without a dagesh).

No`ah is not at all the same as Noah. The daughter's name has a guttural in the middle of it and perhaps could be related to Jewel, whereas Noah the seafarer is נח and has rest in its middle or is the first two letters of נחם, comfort.

There are a number of interesting placements of the atnach in this chapter. Think about the impact of the caesura or rest point in the verse. E.g. the apposition in verse 2, the assembly 'is' the door to the tent of engagement. (We do not live alone and we have an impact on each other. Will our impact lead to holiness?) Also v 16, separation of verb and object by the caesura (the rest, the subdominant implied by the atnach).

Note that the words translated inheritance in the KJV are three different words in the Hebrew: vision, holdings, and inheritance.

Numbers 27 Fn Min Max Syll
וַתִּקְרַ֜בְנָה בְּנ֣וֹת צְלָפְחָ֗ד בֶּן־חֵ֤פֶר בֶּן־גִּלְעָד֙ בֶּן־מָכִ֣יר בֶּן־מְנַשֶּׁ֔ה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹ֖ת מְנַשֶּׁ֣ה בֶן־יוֹסֵ֑ף
וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ שְׁמ֣וֹת בְּנֹתָ֔יו מַחְלָ֣ה נֹעָ֔ה וְחָגְלָ֥ה וּמִלְכָּ֖ה וְתִרְצָֽה
1 Then came near the daughters of Tselofexad, child of Xefar, child of Gilead, child of Makir, child of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh, child of Joseph.
And these are the names of his daughters, Maxelah No`ah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah.
3e 4C 32
וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֜דְנָה לִפְנֵ֣י מֹשֶׁ֗ה וְלִפְנֵי֙ אֶלְעָזָ֣ר הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וְלִפְנֵ֥י הַנְּשִׂיאִ֖ם וְכָל־הָעֵדָ֑ה
פֶּ֥תַח אֹֽהֶל־מוֹעֵ֖ד לֵאמֹֽר
2 And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest, and in the presence of the principals and all the assembly,
the door of the tent of engagement, saying,
3e 4B 29
אָבִינוּ֮ מֵ֣ת בַּמִּדְבָּר֒ וְה֨וּא לֹא־הָיָ֜ה בְּת֣וֹךְ הָעֵדָ֗ה הַנּוֹעָדִ֛ים עַל־יְהוָ֖ה בַּעֲדַת־קֹ֑רַח
כִּֽי־בְחֶטְא֣וֹ מֵ֔ת וּבָנִ֖ים לֹא־הָ֥יוּ לֽוֹ
3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the assembly engaged against Yahweh in the assembly of Korah.
For in his sin, he died, and no sons there were for him.
3d 4B 28
לָ֣מָּה יִגָּרַ֤ע שֵׁם־אָבִ֙ינוּ֙ מִתּ֣וֹךְ מִשְׁפַּחְתּ֔וֹ כִּ֛י אֵ֥ין ל֖וֹ בֵּ֑ן
תְּנָה־לָּ֣נוּ אֲחֻזָּ֔ה בְּת֖וֹךְ אֲחֵ֥י אָבִֽינוּ
4 B Why would the name of our father be disadvantaged from among his family because he is without son?
Give us a vision among the kin of our father.
3d 4C 18
וַיַּקְרֵ֥ב מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶת־מִשְׁפָּטָ֖ן לִפְנֵ֥י יְהוָֽה 5 And Moses brought their judgment near to the presence of Yahweh. 3d 3g 13
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר 6 And Yahweh said to Moses, saying, 3e 3g 10
כֵּ֗ן בְּנ֣וֹת צְלָפְחָד֮ דֹּבְרֹת֒ נָתֹ֨ן תִּתֵּ֤ן לָהֶם֙ אֲחֻזַּ֣ת נַחֲלָ֔ה בְּת֖וֹךְ אֲחֵ֣י אֲבִיהֶ֑ם
וְהַֽעֲבַרְתָּ֛ אֶת־נַחֲלַ֥ת אֲבִיהֶ֖ן לָהֶֽן
7 ~ Rightly the daughters of Tselofexad have spoken. To give, you will give to them holdings, an inheritance among the kin of their father,
and you will transfer the inheritance of their father to them.
3d 4C 27
וְאֶל־בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל תְּדַבֵּ֣ר לֵאמֹ֑ר
אִ֣ישׁ כִּֽי־יָמ֗וּת וּבֵן֙ אֵ֣ין ל֔וֹ וְהַֽעֲבַרְתֶּ֥ם אֶת־נַחֲלָת֖וֹ לְבִתּֽוֹ
8 And to the children of Israel you will speak, saying,
if someone dies and there is no son for it, then you will transfer its inheritance to its daughter.
3e 4B 12
וְאִם־אֵ֥ין ל֖וֹ בַּ֑ת
וּנְתַתֶּ֥ם אֶת־נַחֲלָת֖וֹ לְאֶחָיו
9 But if there is for it no daughter,
then you will give its inheritance to its kin.
3e 4A 5
וְאִם־אֵ֥ין ל֖וֹ אַחִ֑ים
וּנְתַתֶּ֥ם אֶת־נַחֲלָת֖וֹ לַאֲחֵ֥י אָבִֽיו
10 But if there is for it no kin,
then you will give its inheritance to the kin of its father.
3e 4A 6
וְאִם־אֵ֣ין אַחִים֮ לְאָבִיו֒ וּנְתַתֶּ֣ם אֶת־נַחֲלָת֗וֹ לִשְׁאֵר֞וֹ הַקָּרֹ֥ב אֵלָ֛יו מִמִּשְׁפַּחְתּ֖וֹ וְיָרַ֣שׁ אֹתָ֑הּ
וְֽהָ֨יְתָ֜ה לִבְנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לְחֻקַּ֣ת מִשְׁפָּ֔ט כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה אֶת־מֹשֶֽׁה
11 But if there is no kin of its father, then you will give its inheritance to its residue that is near to it from its family and it will possess it.
And it will be to the children of Israel for a statute, a judgment as Yahweh commanded Moses.
3d 4C 33
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה עֲלֵ֛ה אֶל־הַ֥ר הָעֲבָרִ֖ים הַזֶּ֑ה
וּרְאֵה֙ אֶת־הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶׁ֥ר נָתַ֖תִּי לִבְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
12 And Yahweh said to Moses, Ascend to the hill of the regions beyond this,
and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.
3d 4C 18
וְרָאִ֣יתָה אֹתָ֔הּ וְנֶאֱסַפְתָּ֥ אֶל־עַמֶּ֖יךָ גַּם־אָ֑תָּה
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר נֶאֱסַ֖ף אַהֲרֹ֥ן אָחִֽיךָ
13 And when you have seen it, you will be gathered to your people, even you,
as Aaron your brother was gathered.
3e 4B 18
כַּאֲשֶׁר֩ מְרִיתֶ֨ם פִּ֜י בְּמִדְבַּר־צִ֗ן בִּמְרִיבַת֙ הָֽעֵדָ֔ה לְהַקְדִּישֵׁ֥נִי בַמַּ֖יִם לְעֵינֵיהֶ֑ם
הֵ֛ם מֵֽי־מְרִיבַ֥ת קָדֵ֖שׁ מִדְבַּר־צִֽן
14 In that you were provocative of my mandate in the wilderness of Zin in the strife of the assembly, to sanctify me at the water for their eyes.
They are the waters of Meribah, Qadesh of the wilderness of Zin.
3d 4A 28
וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶל־יְהוָ֖ה לֵאמֹֽר 15 And Moses spoke to Yahweh, saying, 3e 4B 10
יִפְקֹ֣ד יְהוָ֔ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י הָרוּחֹ֖ת לְכָל־בָּשָׂ֑ר
אִ֖ישׁ עַל־הָעֵדָֽה
16 Let Yahweh entrust, the God of the spirits belonging to all flesh,
someone over the assembly,
3e 4B 14
אֲשֶׁר־יֵצֵ֣א לִפְנֵיהֶ֗ם וַאֲשֶׁ֤ר יָבֹא֙ לִפְנֵיהֶ֔ם וַאֲשֶׁ֥ר יוֹצִיאֵ֖ם וַאֲשֶׁ֣ר יְבִיאֵ֑ם
וְלֹ֤א תִהְיֶה֙ עֲדַ֣ת יְהוָ֔ה כַּצֹּ֕אן אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֵין־לָהֶ֖ם רֹעֶֽה
17 That goes out from before them, and that enters before them, and that brings them out, and that brings them in,
and the assembly of Yahweh will not be like a flock that is without their shepherd.
3e 4C 27
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֗ה קַח־לְךָ֙ אֶת־יְהוֹשֻׁ֣עַ בִּן־נ֔וּן אִ֖ישׁ אֲשֶׁר־ר֣וּחַ בּ֑וֹ
וְסָמַכְתָּ֥ אֶת־יָדְךָ֖ עָלָֽיו
18 And Yahweh said to Moses, Take for yourself Joshua child of Nun, someone in whom is spirit,
and support your hand on him.
3e 4B 24
וְהַֽעֲמַדְתָּ֣ אֹת֗וֹ לִפְנֵי֙ אֶלְעָזָ֣ר הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וְלִפְנֵ֖י כָּל־הָעֵדָ֑ה
וְצִוִּיתָ֥ה אֹת֖וֹ לְעֵינֵיהֶֽם
19 And you will have him stand before Eleazar the priest, before all the assembly,
and you will command him for their eyes.
3e 4B 22
וְנָתַתָּ֥ה מֵהֽוֹדְךָ֖ עָלָ֑יו
לְמַ֣עַן יִשְׁמְע֔וּ כָּל־עֲדַ֖ת בְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
20 And you will give from your splendour over him,
so that they may hear, all the assembly of the children of Israel.
3e 4B 9
וְלִפְנֵ֨י אֶלְעָזָ֤ר הַכֹּהֵן֙ יַעֲמֹ֔ד וְשָׁ֥אַל ל֛וֹ בְּמִשְׁפַּ֥ט הָאוּרִ֖ים לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה
עַל־פִּ֨יו יֵצְא֜וּ וְעַל־פִּ֣יו יָבֹ֗אוּ ה֛וּא וְכָל־בְּנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֥ל אִתּ֖וֹ וְכָל־הָעֵדָֽה
21 And in the presence of Eleazar the priest he will stand, and he will ask for him, in the judgment of the lights, in the presence of Yahweh.
At his mandate they will go out and at his mandate they will enter, he and all the children of Israel with him, and all the assembly.
3d 4C 26
וַיַּ֣עַשׂ מֹשֶׁ֔ה כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר צִוָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה אֹת֑וֹ
וַיִּקַּ֣ח אֶת־יְהוֹשֻׁ֗עַ וַיַּֽעֲמִדֵ֙הוּ֙ לִפְנֵי֙ אֶלְעָזָ֣ר הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וְלִפְנֵ֖י כָּל־הָעֵדָֽה
22 And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him,
and he took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest, before all the assembly.
3d 4B 14
וַיִּסְמֹ֧ךְ אֶת־יָדָ֛יו עָלָ֖יו וַיְצַוֵּ֑הוּ
כַּאֲשֶׁ֛ר דִּבֶּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה בְּיַד־מֹשֶֽׁה
23 And he supported his hands on him, and commanded him,
as Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Moses.
3c 4A 12

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