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Delitzsch, Commentary on the Old Testament. 2. ; trans. J. G. Easton; Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1976), p. 209. 5. Scott, Proverbs, p. 163. 2. Basic Sound Patterns 45 a. mbrkr'hwbqwl gdwlbbqr hSkym bk bq bbq The first two phrases, furthermore, have their own sound patterns. An alliteration in /re/ links nfbarek re'ehu, while the sound of/61/ binds beqdl gddol together. The latter phrase has an echo in the second colon based on the sequence /(q, g), I/ and again the sound of /61/. a. . tfqolgddol.

Teret tip' eret sebd b. bederek fdaqd timmdse' A crown of glory i s grey hair; it is gained by the path of virtue. The first sound pattern is the series of dentals in both cola. a. 'trttp'nsybh t tt t b. bdrk sdqh tms' d d t There are exactly three words in each colon but the dentals are evenly distributed among them only in the second colon. There are two dentals in the first word of the first colon and two in the middle word. The third word, sebd, lacking any dental sound, stands apart from this consonant motif.

Wkl 's 'k Imhswr kl' kl Finally, the alliteration between the two 'ak phrases with the words motor and mahsor is very strong: a. b. . -s 'ak Fmd -ar . . -5 'akFma-or These sound patterns especially highlight the perfect antithesis being expressed. 8. This proverb has a word whose meaning must be derived almost totally from the context. a. ffpakpak derek'if wazdr b. wezak ydSarpo'°lo Crooked is the way of the guilty man, but as for the innocent man, his conduct is upright. The meaning of wazdr at the end of the first colon is uncertain.

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