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What does it mean in Psalm 15:1 and Psalm 24:1-3, when it states “in your Holy Hill” and “into the hill of the Lord” respectively? Why is it not “on your Holy Hill” or “onto the hill of the Lord”?


Psalms 24:1 - 3

ESV - 1 The earth is the Lord 's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein. 2 For he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 03 2017 Me at sawdust fest 2b Craig Mcelheny

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I understand the point of the question, but, in my opinion, there is no significant difference indicated by the wording. The meaning is intended to be the same. It's just a matter of how idiomatic expressions are customarily phrased. I haven't studied Hebrew, but, even in English, we might alternatively say (for example), "There's nothing else like it in the world.", or "There's nothing else like it on earth." We would be meaning the same thing in both cases, even though we would not normally say "on the world" or "in earth".

Also, many languages have words that can be translated in multiple ways into English. For instance, the word "in" in Latin can be translated into English (among various meanings) as either "in" or "on", depending on the context, or on the choice of the translator.

November 04 2017 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

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