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Old 09-03-2001, 08:59 AM   #1
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Post Need help with Hebrew...

The book of Jeremiah quotes God as visiting evil on this people or that several times in the King James Version (and some others), but more modern translations use punishment, disaster, calamity... still sounds bad.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone who has an interlinear Bible or who reads the prophets in Hebrew could tell me what word is translated as "evil." Is this a fair translation or is calamity more accurate?
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Old 09-03-2001, 11:29 AM   #2
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If you can find the exact hebrew word I can get my roommate to translate it for you if you want.
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Old 09-03-2001, 06:09 PM   #3
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Oops, maybe I should post the reference:

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Jeremiah 42:10 (KJV)
If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
And, no, I don't know the word in Hebrew -- wish I did.
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Old 09-03-2001, 06:28 PM   #4
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The word "Ra", and/or "Rah", is used in conjunction with bad/evil(natural/moral)...see the following....

http://www.jewishpath.org/gematriaevil.html

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Old 09-03-2001, 10:26 PM   #5
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Sorry, LadyValar, I'm not particularly interested in numerology.

Are you telling me that "rah" is the specific word used in the text I'm referring to?
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Old 09-04-2001, 02:52 AM   #6
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The Hebrew word used here is 'ra' which is Strongs 07451.

Online Strong's translations can be found Here.

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Old 09-04-2001, 08:10 AM   #7
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Thanks, E_muse. I've used the Blue Letter Bible site before but didn't know it had that function.

Oh, and thanks, LadyValar, sorry I didn't understand what you were getting at.
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