Sense: life (way of) <=> fortune
n. — a way of life or the general conditions of a time of life.
I will restore the fortunes [שְׁבוּת] of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
Amos 9:14 (NRSV)
Also I will restore the captivity [שְׁבוּת] of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit.
Amos 9:14 (NASB)
Some translations render today’s example verse as “I will restore the fortunes” and others as “I will restore the captivity.” Why is that? If we look at the senses section of the Bible Word Study tool, we see that the same word can express both of these meanings:
In this case, the Bible Sense Lexicon reads with the NRSV and ESV as opposed to the NASB and NIV. It’s probably time to hit your commentaries for this text, but the Bible Sense Lexicon can help us see the same form for both meanings.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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