Λύχνις Δαν Posted September 15, 2015 Share Posted September 15, 2015 Hi ya, Psa 127:2 τοὺς πόνους τῶν καρπῶν σου φάγεσαι· You'd expect the reverse I would have thought. Well ... I expected the reverse and so it is in Sinaiticus. Very curiously though in א it shows a correction from : Psa. 128:2 (Sin. 127:2) τουϲ καρπουϲ των πονων ϲου φαγεϲαι (considered the original) to : Psa. 128:2 (Sin. 127:2) τουϲ πονουϲ των καρπων ϲου φαγεϲαι (corrector a) I wonder why that would have occurred in א and why the the latter would be considered preferred in Ralhfs. English translations like ESVS, NASB etc. support "fruit of the labours", ".... of your labours" or "... labours of your hands". NETS however renders it : Psa. 127:2 The labors of your wrists you shall eat; Where exactly did "wrists" come from ? I can understand perhaps adding it rather like "hands" above "labours of your wrists" as opposed to "labours of your hands" but replacing "fruit", if that's what it's doing seems strange. I guess the answer stems from this in LSJ : καρπός (, ὁ, wrist, Il. 24.671, Od. 24.398, Hp. Fract. 3, Arist. HA 494a2, etc.; ἐπὶ καρπῷ Ξερός E. Ion 1009 ; καρποὶ Ξειρῶν ib. 891, cf. X. Cyr. 6.4.2. (Perh. cf. ONorse huerfa ‘turn round’.) I guess where we get carpel from. So this is cool. We have two wordings which rely of the semantic range of one word which happens to be rather convenient : Psa. 128:2 (Sin. 127:2) τουϲ καρπουϲ των πονων ϲου φαγεϲαι "you will eat the fruit of your labours" AND Psa. 128:2 (Sin. 127:2) τουϲ πονουϲ των καρπων ϲου φαγεϲαι "you will eat the labours of your wrists" (LEH suggests "palm (of the hand)" also.) Which one can imagine as a elision of "the produce of the labours of your wrists". I still prefer א in the apparently original form but there you go. Finally it is interesting that BDAG does not have this sense for καρπος. Perhaps that sense fell out of use by NT times. Anyhow I've worked it through now and think I get it but I toss it out there for anyone interested to comment on. Thx D Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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