Back-filling a bit. At one point I worked on David's lament over the death of Saul in 2 Samuel 1. This is part of its background.
I was going to work on Daniel 7, even though Leviticus was at the top of my list. But we had had enough of Leviticus for the moment, and Daniel needs me to study much more Aramaic which I may do over the next few days as I undergo a medical procedure requiring me to fast for 36 hours. O the joy of the intricacies of the body. Perhaps some zealous souls will pick up my trunk and limbs and bury them if I end up beheaded.
Any pointers on a brief intro to Aramaic would be appreciated.
We are also backing up into the books of Samuel, a whole section still to be discovered. Another section we have done little of is the Elijah-Elishah cycle. This is noted as the background of proto-Luke, a thesis from SBL 2008 by Thomas L. Brodie that I have yet to explore.
v1 man is singular.
|1 Chronicles 10||Fn||Min||Max||Syll|
|וּפְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים נִלְחֲמ֣וּ בְיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל |
וַיָּ֑נָס אִֽישׁ־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ מִפְּנֵ֣י פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וַיִּפְּל֥וּ חֲלָלִ֖ים בְּהַ֥ר גִּלְבֹּֽעַ
|1||And the Philistines fought against Israel, |
and the man of Israel withdrew from the presence of Philistines, and the profaned fell on mount Gilboa.
|וַיַּדְבְּק֣וּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים אַחֲרֵ֥י שָׁא֖וּל וְאַחֲרֵ֣י בָנָ֑יו |
וַיַּכּ֣וּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֗ים אֶת־יוֹנָתָ֧ן וְאֶת־אֲבִינָדָ֛ב וְאֶת־מַלְכִּי־שׁ֖וּעַ בְּנֵ֥י שָׁאֽוּל
|2||And the Philistines followed closely after Saul and after his children, |
and the Philistines struck Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, the children of Saul.
|וַתִּכְבַּ֤ד הַמִּלְחָמָה֙ עַל־שָׁא֔וּל וַיִּמְצָאֻ֖הוּ הַמּוֹרִ֣ים בַּקָּ֑שֶׁת |
|3||And heavy was the battle over Saul, and the archers found him by the bow, |
and he was writhing from the archers.
|וַיֹּ֣אמֶר שָׁאוּל֩ אֶל־נֹשֵׂ֨א כֵלָ֜יו שְׁלֹ֥ף חַרְבְּךָ֣ ׀ וְדָקְרֵ֣נִי בָ֗הּ פֶּן־יָבֹ֜אוּ הָעֲרֵלִ֤ים הָאֵ֙לֶּה֙ וְהִתְעַלְּלוּ־בִ֔י וְלֹ֤א אָבָה֙ נֹשֵׂ֣א כֵלָ֔יו כִּ֥י יָרֵ֖א מְאֹ֑ד |
וַיִּקַּ֤ח שָׁאוּל֙ אֶת־הַחֶ֔רֶב וַיִּפֹּ֖ל עָלֶֽיהָ
|4||And Saul said to his cargo-bearer, Draw |
your sword and thrust me through with it lest they come, these fore-skinned, and are wanton against me, but his cargo-bearer did not consent for he feared much.
So Saul took the sword and fell on it.
|וַיַּ֥רְא נֹשֵֽׂא־כֵלָ֖יו כִּ֣י מֵ֣ת שָׁא֑וּל |
וַיִּפֹּ֥ל גַּם־ה֛וּא עַל־הַחֶ֖רֶב וַיָּמֹֽת
|5||And his cargo-bearer saw that Saul had died, |
and he also fell on the sword and he died.
|וַיָּ֤מָת שָׁאוּל֙ וּשְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת בָּנָ֔יו וְכָל־בֵּית֖וֹ יַחְדָּ֥ו מֵֽתוּ||6||And when Saul had died, and his three children, all his house as one, died.||3e||4C||18|
|וַ֠יִּרְאוּ כָּל־אִ֨ישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵ֤ל אֲשֶׁר־בָּעֵ֙מֶק֙ כִּ֣י נָ֔סוּ וְכִי־מֵ֖תוּ שָׁא֣וּל וּבָנָ֑יו |
וַיַּעַזְב֤וּ עָרֵיהֶם֙ וַיָּנֻ֔סוּ וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים וַיֵּשְׁב֖וּ בָּהֶֽם
|7||~||When everyone of Israel that was in the valley saw that they withdrew and that Saul and his children had died, |
then they forsook their cities and withdrew, and the Philistines entered, and they settled in them.
|וַיְהִי֙ מִֽמָּחֳרָ֔ת וַיָּבֹ֣אוּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֔ים לְפַשֵּׁ֖ט אֶת־הַֽחֲלָלִ֑ים |
וַֽיִּמְצְא֤וּ אֶת־שָׁאוּל֙ וְאֶת־בָּנָ֔יו נֹפְלִ֖ים בְּהַ֥ר גִּלְבֹּֽעַ
|8||And it happened afterwards that the Philistines came to strip the profaned, |
and they found Saul and his children fallen in mount Gilboa.
|וַיַּ֨פְשִׁיטֻ֔הוּ וַיִּשְׂא֥וּ אֶת־רֹאשׁ֖וֹ וְאֶת־כֵּלָ֑יו |
וַיְשַׁלְּח֨וּ בְאֶֽרֶץ־פְלִשְׁתִּ֜ים סָבִ֗יב לְבַשֵּׂ֛ר אֶת־עֲצַבֵּיהֶ֖ם וְאֶת־הָעָֽם
|9||And they stripped him, and they lifted up his head, and his cargo, |
and they sent out into the land of the Philistines round about, to bring good news to their idols and the people.
|וַיָּשִׂ֙ימוּ֙ אֶת־כֵּלָ֔יו בֵּ֖ית אֱלֹהֵיהֶ֑ם |
וְאֶת־גֻּלְגָּלְתּ֥וֹ תָקְע֖וּ בֵּ֥ית דָּגֽוֹן
|10||And they put his cargo in the house of their God, |
and his skull, they stuck it to the house of Dagon.
|וַֽיִּשְׁמְע֔וּ כֹּ֖ל יָבֵ֣ישׁ גִּלְעָ֑ד |
אֵ֛ת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־עָשׂ֥וּ פְלִשְׁתִּ֖ים לְשָׁאֽוּל
|11||And all Jabesh-Gilead heard, |
all that the Philistines had done to Saul.
|וַיָּקוּמוּ֮ כָּל־אִ֣ישׁ חַיִל֒ וַיִּשְׂא֞וּ אֶת־גּוּפַ֣ת שָׁא֗וּל וְאֵת֙ גּוּפֹ֣ת בָּנָ֔יו וַיְבִיא֖וּם יָבֵ֑ישָׁה |
וַיִּקְבְּר֨וּ אֶת־עַצְמוֹתֵיהֶ֜ם תַּ֤חַת הָאֵלָה֙ בְּיָבֵ֔שׁ וַיָּצ֖וּמוּ שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים
|12||And they arose, every man of ability, and they lifted up the trunk and limbs of Saul and the trunks and limbs of his children, and brought them to Jabesh, |
and they entombed their bones under an elm in Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
|וַיָּ֣מָת שָׁא֗וּל בְּמַֽעֲלוֹ֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר מָעַ֣ל בַּֽיהוָ֔ה עַל־דְּבַ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹא־שָׁמָ֑ר |
וְגַם־לִשְׁא֥וֹל בָּא֖וֹב לִדְרֽוֹשׁ
|13||So Saul died in his trespass which he trespassed against Yahweh over the word of Yahweh that he did not keep, |
and even requesting from the necromancer a search.
|וְלֹֽא־דָרַ֥שׁ בַּֽיהוָ֖ה וַיְמִיתֵ֑הוּ |
וַיַּסֵּב֙ אֶת־הַמְּלוּכָ֔ה לְדָוִ֖יד בֶּן־יִשָֽׁי
|14||And not searching out in Yahweh, so he had him put to death, |
and he turned around the kingdom to David the son of Jesse.