Date: Wed Jun 02 1999 - 15:47:53 EDT
Glory to Jesus Christ!
"Maurice A. O'Sullivan" wrote:
> I have just noticed that the Lust, et al. Lexicon cites SUNODOS in 1 Kg.
> 15:13 as "assembly, conspiracy".
> So it appears that what was an "abominable image" in BHS has turned into a
> palace coup, orgainised by the queen mother in LXX -- very political, this
> translator <g>
[[[Maurice, please accept my apologies for sending this note to you
directly, already-- the quirks of the reply command still mystify me sometimes.]]]
Interesting thought. But the word also can mean just about any kind
of gathering or coming together, according to Liddell & Scott; and in
particular to gatherings for festal purposes; and it can even mean
sexual intercourse, which given the pagan overtones of the "ALSOS" (=
asherah) might be what the translator had in mind also.
Any corroborating evidence for any of it?
John Burnett, MA (OT)
> At 15:11 02/06/99 +0100, I wrote:
> >Here's one for Carl, I should think, to give us the classical background.
> >1 Kg. 15:13 reads, in part, in the NRSV:
> >He also removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother, because she had
> >made an abominable image for Asherah;
> >Here "made an abominabl image" is a direct tranlsation of
> >the Hebrew verb ' to make ' and what BDB terms:
> >" (of some abominable object of idolatry, not precisely known).
> >[ the terms appears only in 1 Kg and 2 Chr.]
> >In the LXX, it reads:
> >KAI THN ANA THN MHTERA AUTOU METESTHSEN TOU MH EINAI HGOUMENHN KAQWS
> >EPOIHSEN SUNODON EN TW ALSEI KAI .....
> >What is the background, do you think, to 'making a SUNODON in her grove"
> >--- it obviously means something more sinister than holding a synod in her
> >bac garden <g> but what 'pagan practice' came to the mind of the
> >translator, do you think?
> Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]
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