Possibly ancient mantic of magnification in Hebrew Matthew 12:30-37 (Shem Tob)?
- Dear Researchers,in the following lines I propose an alternative reading of the Hebrew Matthew 12:30-38, of the text in Shem Tob Ben shapruth's Eben Bohan (Ed. George Howard 1995); I propose a reading of the text as description of ancient science of magnification by the means of bottles and bowls.Matthew 12:30MSA NYM DL NGD hWA M(h)SL AWT HBRThe prophecy, pleasant, it is telling of the small things ( DL). It is a masal, a compound sign (HBR).YM KP RWB PYWLIt is grouped/compound (YM) hollow, and its workings (effects) are multiplicationMatthew 12:31KNANA MR LK MSK KLJ HtAThe situation (MSK) of the defect vessels (KLJ HtA) are as if bitter NANA, in its mixed stateWGDP JM HLL BLJ ADMAnd as a cut (GDP) in a cut/polished (HLL) bowlWGDP hRWWH LAM HLand in spatial terms (RWWH) the cut/analysis (GDP) results in a composed (LAM=nations, group, thus: compound, not being single) reflections/light (HL).Matthew 12:32KLJ hAMWR DBR RN GDB NWHAnd the vessels of saying that are clear (D- as Aramaic) mediations concerning movements (DBB) in certain lines/paths in stillness/in the same manner (NWH)ADM- JM HLL KLJ AMR DBR NGDAnd the researcher (man-of-vessels) by means of the bottles/bowls praised/enlightened the explanations, the vessels are clear in telling the spatial (RWWH)hQD WLS JMHL LWLAThe smallness (QW) that is hot (piercing through) by the LOLOMatthew 12:33YWS YZ tJBThe understanding of forms (etsa) is keen (YWS=hasten, thus, oksus)KP PRJ tJB AW YZR YKPthe hollow, it has Forms as its results and the restrain/determination of the pathsRRY WhAMT MJN hPRJ JWDY hYZ(RRY) that the truth of species are results known by the etsa/uderstanding, the intellectMatthew 12:34MSPHT PT NWM AWDFrom that what is small (PHT) the dream-method opend/widens (PT) much more (thus, magnifies)TWK KL LDBR tJBby means of the vesels-of-saying the formBhJWT TK MRY JMin the being of explanations by means of the bottle (jam)WhL APh MTYRRT hL BMD BRthe shine (hL) reveals the earthly, this shine of clearness of measuresMatthew 12:35ADM tJBJM AWZR-LK tJB, JWZJA tJBFor the man-of-forms (researcher)- the Form is treasure of heartWADM RY MAWZR-LK MAWZR LK RY WZJA RYand man of explanations (RY), from storage of his heart he infers (JWZA) to the explanationsMatthew 12:36AMWR AN LK MSLand exhortation: apply (impose, AN) the mixture of masalKL hD (hida) BRJM AWSR JD-BRthe vessels of mystery (hiddoth) are clear and certitude of clear measuring stick (JD)hADM HBL TT HWS BJN (bina)and the strenght are in vain (HBL) but give understanding to the mindMatthew 12:37Y (=YJN, eye) LPJD BR KT hJh NSPtthe eye is a clear Lapidus (torch or looking-stone), it divides into parts and thus it discerns/judgesWY (YJN) LPJ Mh YWS KTT HJJBand, eye according to whatness (Mh) it divides/analyses in keen mannerI hope these renderings of Matthew 12:30-37 may be interesting!Yours,Pasi Pohjala30 Clitterhouse RoadLondon NW 2 1DJ, Great Britain(Cf. Also my recent publication Similarities of Redaction of the Gospel According to Matthew, with Texts of Philo Alexandrinus - 2006- isbn= 978-1-84685-032-5, and athis lso as a very cheap ebook in the electronic stores