Re: [textualcriticism] On Hebrew Matthew 12:38-42 (Shem Tob ben Shapruth), possibly text of mantic and magnification?
- Pasi,Can the Shem Tov text be found online, in Hebrew/Aramaic Square script?Dave Smith----- Original Message -----From: pasi pohjalaSent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 09:47Subject: [textualcriticism] On Hebrew Matthew 12:38-42 (Shem Tob ben Shapruth), possibly text of mantic and magnification?Dear Researchers,in the following I am proposing a version of reading the Hebrew Matthew (Shem Tob- Eben Bohan) in an alternative way, as a text discussing the ancient science of magnifying objects with bowls and bottles. The text follows strictly the Ed. of George Howard (1995), and the method is to divide the consonantal text into words somewhat differently than what is the current reading. Thus, notoriously, is very easily found a possible text of ancient science!Matthew 12:38BYJT hhJA BAL J. QWZT PRWS MWH KMWM LAM RN RZh LRAWT AWT Mh SM MBY BR (K)The following problem, in keen (BAL=hurry, hasten, thus: oksus) manner:The analysis into details (QZZ=chopping) and explanation of the parts (MNh=count, pieces...) as being in a composition of something (MWM=MWAM=something) as an OKSUS/keen meditation (RN), to perceive that OT/eikon in its whatness (ma) and its name in clear utterances (MBY)Matthew 12:39WJAMR LhM DWR-RY WhNP (Hif)And the ball- of- explanations (DWR-RY) and showing (hNP) told (showed) them andMBQS AWTAWTit examines the ottot (signs)LA NTN LALAbut it does not provide to them (elle)hAWT SL JWNhthe OT/eikon in the Greek manner (jawwanit)Matthew 12:40SKA SR hJh BMY (read: BMNY) hDGhThus the connections/associations (in the composition, the SR, cf. SRSR) assisted the perception (N.B. first SKA read as from SKK=assist person's perception by increasing of sounds etc.) by increase of what was in small state (MNY=diminish), by the magnification (DG=increae, multiply, too)(hDGh) GM LW JMJM (read:jamjam, a "bottle") WGM LW LWLW TKN JhJh BNA DMTo perceiver (LW) magnified (GM=the GMM, to magnify) the bottle (jamjam=from jam, a reservoir of liquids)and to the perceiver there magnified (GM) the "small room" (LWLW, or: LJLJ= Lilith, perhaps; the magnification was understood to be effected by different spirits in bottles usw. still in Renaissance period) and thus the idea/plan (of that substance-TKN) becomes understood in its scheme/form (DM)BB tNh ARZ GM LW JMJM WGM LW LWLW (lolo) BQ BRand the pupil of the eye (BBA) covers (tNh) all the bodily-existent (ARZ); these are magnified to the perceiver in the bottle (jamjam) and in the "small room" (lolo, or: lili-th) - in this clear bottleMatthew 12:41AN SJNWJ-NWH JQW MWL MSPt tYM zhAnd thus is applied the method (AN=also: apply, impose upon) of differences in the assumptions, of the cavity (QW) concerning the judgements of this maintaininghDWRW JRS Y (read as short of YJN=eye) AWT KJ (ki) HZRW BTSWBhthe ball (DWR) transmits (JRS) to the eye the OT/eikon, as it reflects it (HZR) in reflections (tsuva)LDB RJWN (raijon) WAN GDL MJNhin strength, the idea (raijon). And, this magnifying (GDL)-method was applied (AN) and thus came the species (min)Matthew 12:42MJL KTS BAB(A) LYz Rz-JWNhand analysed the expression (mil) as if the pupil (BBA) in a foreign manner (LYZ)- as a Greek-style mystery (jawwanit, and raz)DJAJ St RJAJ hTQW(in the Hebr. writing of course, DJAJ and RJAJ are highly similar!)This (DJAJ read as Aramaic, resulting in the word "this", cf. Hebrew ze) is the method of seeing that what is expected/predicted as hypothesis (TQW- tiqwa)MLM MSPt-YM zH hDWR WTRS-YMand this is given in words, only as a faint discernment (YMM=be faint, dim); thus is the bal of the leaders- of- the peopleSBA MQZ TAR ZL SMW Y (=short of YJN, eye) hKMWTthat applies (BA) to small items (QZ), to theri appearances (TAR), as shadows (zel), to their names and to their magnitudes (kamut)SL Mh WhJWNNJ (hajawwani) GDL MSL Mhconcerning "what"- and the Greek (jawwanit) method of magnification (gdl) gives thus the "what" as if in a masalOne leading principle in this text was detecting several expressions in form of JAMJAM, HJHJ, LWLW, AWTAWT, usw. In the level of the written text, such repeating of expressions indicates a keen interest of the "doubling", thus, magnification, in this culture (cf. that Philo treats often the minutious differences in the Hebrew text with enormous interest). May these lines contribute to interest for this text!Yours,Pasi Pohjala30 Clitterhouse RoadLondon NW2 1DJ, Great Britain(Cf. my recent work: Similarities of Redaction of the Gospel According to Matthew, with Texts of Philo Alexandrinus, isbn= 978-1-84685-032-5, also available as ebook in electr shops).