Monday, August 30, 2010

An Exalted Horn

And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.
1 Samuel 2:1

Horn is exalted.
“The figure is that of an animal carrying its head high and proudly conscious of its strength” (Driver). [Donna note: Think of Bambi's father on the ridge-in a kingly posture]

Mouth is enlarged. A gesture of exultation and triumph.

Mine enemies. According to Rashi and Kimchi, Peninnah is meant.

(Hertz, Dr. J.H., The Pentateuch and Haftorahs, 2nd Ed., Soncino Press, London, 1992, pg 954)

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