Posted by Lewis on January 08, 2004
In Reply to: Re: It's not always laziness posted by Word Camel on January 08, 2004
: : : : : : : : Hello dear friends
: : : : : : : : I came upon this MT while translating an article about biblical subject.
: : : : : : : : examples:
: : : : : : : : The first Hebrew word of Psalm 2:12 MT is clear enough
: : : : : : : : or
: : : : : : : : Unexplained MT "im lo" in vs. 2 fulfills a semantic and metrical function when attached to the end of vs. 1.
: : : : : : : : I could not find an acronym that could make sense here.
: : : : : : : : My thanks to you
: : : : : : : MT = Masoretic Text. There are several versions of the Old Testament, and each differs slightly from the other. The Masoretic Text version is favoured by Christians. See: http://www.taylor-edu.ca/codex/REL102/pdfs/Text_Canon_handouts.pdf
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: : : : : : Thank you so much Shae - you helped me so much.
: : : : : : by the way - do you understand Hebrew?
: : : : : : You may well be able to help me in another abbreviation: UT, 'nt:II:25-26 ymlu lbh bsmht
: : : : : : This is some kind of ancient text but I could not find which. Does not look Biblical or from New Testimony to me.
: : : : : : Thanks again
: : : : : And I refer only to the UT.
: : : : : Thank you
: : : : Sorry, Miri, I don't understand Hebrew. I googled the passage you quote without success.
: : : UT seems to be Utah or Univeristy of Texas in most usages. However, there is a font called 'UT Hebrew' (UniType). The UT as in university has a lot of references to its Hebrew studies.
: : : I also found that UT is a Hebrew lemma or root-word.
: : : There did not appear to be a text called the 'UT', but it might be worth changing the search parameters.
: : : I am amazed at how lazy some people on here can be - (not you, Miri) - using search engines, a lot of general equiries can be answered quite quicky - and much quicker than waititng for somebody to post on here. My "Deep Thought" level knowledge often comes from 5 minutes or less googling.
: : Some people want a definitive answer, and turn to experts (real, quasi-, semi-, or self-proclaimed) because they mistrust the unedited ocean of Google, which can turn up misinformation by the boatload. The experts may in fact turn to Google to pursue the answer, but (at least in theory) with a background that lets them sift through the blather more effectively.
: Searching really well is an art. I look at several difference serach engines and often find different bits and pieces. You might also www.directhit.com , www.northernlight.com was also excellent but is no longer free.
well and truly rebuked!
There are some issues that need discussion and there are some enquiries that a search engine cannot answer, BUT there are many simple enquiries that can be answered definitively by simply typing the phrase into an engine such as google "as a phrase like this". OK, so it often takes a degree of instinct to wade through the results, but so many questions do get reasonable answers that way.
I would not wish to discourage anybody from asking, as some of the answers to my enquiries have probably been obvious to some people.