Re: Gen. 21:9

From: Ben Crick (
Date: Wed Nov 11 1998 - 13:23:06 EST

On Tue 10 Nov 98 (21:07:56), wrote:
> One of the possible meanings of the Hebrew verb used here is "to mock."
> And we can find various forms of PAIZW used in this manner is the LXX.
> It appears to me that Ishmael was mocking Isaac, as young rivals are
> wont to do!

 PAIZW to "kid" - to treat childishly; to play as children play.
 With intense sibling rivalry no doubt. Bullying is a perpetual problem
 in children's schools.


 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)

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