Judging Character in Hebrew, Part2

This post is a follow-up to another post on the same subject.

Another instance of someone’s judgement being a metaphor for that person’s character occurs in the book of Judges 13:12.

And Manoah said, “Now when your words come true, what is to be the child’s manner of life, and what is his mission?”

On the first part of Manoah’s question see this post on God making his Word come.

The latter part of the question literally reads “what will be the boy’s judgement and his work”?

Just like in 2 Kings. 1:7, referred to in the first part of this post (link above), we understand this to be mean: “what will he be like and what will he do?”

Again, how you judge defines your character.


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