Otcl 505 Final
Word Study: Final: “Wicked” from Psalm 1:1
Submitted to Dr. Eric Mitchell
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements for the Course
Hebrew Language Tools
6 May 2013
1.Word Choice: “wicked”, from Psalm 1:1.
MSG: not exactly translated (Sin Saloon Dead-End Road, Smart-Mouth College)
2. Strong’s Number: H7563, Could not find GK number
3. What does the word translated “wicked” in the NASB version mean in the passage Psalm 1:1?
1. Occurrences of the word: רָשָׁע (rasha)
-Number of occurrences: 262
-Distribution of occurrences
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a. Meaning of the word in target passage: Preliminarily, this word in this passage was believed to mean “wicked, guilty of sin against God or man.” However, this is not wicked as would typically be used in today’s language. Their wickedness comes not from a necessarily evil lifestyle, but from lack of covenant relationship with God.
b. Effect of that meaning on the meaning of target passage: The verse (Psalm 1:1) in the NASB reads: “How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers!” Therefore the meaning of the word injected into this passage would read this way: How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the lost, nor