help with translation of jeremiah 10:13 and ps 135:7?in hebrew is it beda-qim for sluice or bera-qim lightning

Jeremiah 10:13 At [his] voice there is a giving by him of a turmoil of waters in the heavens, and he causes vapors to ascend from the extremity of the earth. He has made even sluices for the rain, and he brings forth the wind from his storehouses.

footnote:

Sluices,” by reading beda·qim′ instead of bera·qim′, “lightnings”; MTLXXSyVg, “lightnings.” See JTS, Vol. 3, 1952, pp. 214-216. Compare Ps 135:7 ftn, “Sluices.”

 7 He is causing vapors to ascend from the extremity of the earth;

He has made even sluices for the rain;

He is bringing forth the wind from his storehouses,

footnote

Lit., “lightnings.” Heb., bera·qim′; by reading bedha·qim′ instead of bera·qim′, “sluices”; TLXXSyVg, “lightnings.” See JTS, Vol. 3, 1952, pp. 214-216.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Jeremiah 10:13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings (bārāq) with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

    ָבָּרק bārāq - A masculine noun referring to lightning. Its most famous appearance is in the great theophany at Mt. Sinai when God settles on the sacred mountain amid thundering and lightning (Exo_19:16; Psa_18:14 [15]). The Exodus was accompanied by lightning as well (Psa_77:18 [19]), but this phenomenon witnesses to the presence of God in every storm (Psa_97:4). The swiftness of lightning is used to describe war chariots (Nah_2:4 [5]), while its blazing brightness describes the face of an angelic being (Dan_10:6; cf. Eze_21:10 [15], Eze_21:15 [20], Eze_21:28 [33]).

    Psalms 135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings (bārāq) for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the jeremiah reads בְּרָקִים which is lightning

    same in psalms -- berakim

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  • I would say it is lightining!

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