From: Trevor Peterson (06PETERSON@cua.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 12:21:38 EST
>===== Original Message From Jeff Smelser <email@example.com> =====
>The death of Benhadad...
>2 Ki 8:15 - ELABEN TO MACMA KAI EBAYEN EN TWi hUDATI KAI PERIEBALEN EPI TO
>PROSWPON AUTOU KAI APEQANEN
>"he took the MACMA and dipped (it) in water and wrapped (it) around his
>face, and he died"
>I don't find MACMA in BDAG or in LSJ at Perseus. Is this just an isolated,
>rough transliteration from the Hebrew?
Here's the entry from A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint (Lust,
Eynikel, Hauspie), with bracketed expansions on my part:
corr[upt]? MACBAR or MAKBAR (var.) = MKBR [Heb.] bed-cover; cf. Tov
[Loan-words, Homophony and Transliterations in the Septuagint, in Bib 60]
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