Saturday, August 8, 2009

נשא and some of its objects

To the left are of the more common objects of נשא in this preliminary graph.

Here you can see that נשא (lift up, bear, carry, forgive) is used with ראש (head), with פנים (face or faces), with פשע and חטאת and עון (transgression and sin and iniquity) - עין (eye) especially in the plural and קול (voice).

There are several less common objects: e.g. various kinds of load - from spices to bodies, or lift up with hand meaning a promise, or bearing a name, taking a census, - in fact, bearing just about anything. I think the Psalms may provide a microcosm of the combinations. Let's see...

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