Isaiah 24:4tn Or “mourns” (BDB 5 s.v. אָבַל). HALOT 6-7 lists the homonyms I אבל (“mourn”) and II אבל (“dry up”). They propose the second here on the basis of parallelism.
Isaiah 24:4tnHeb “the height of the people of the earth.” The translation assumes an emendation of the singular form מְרוֹם (merom, “height of”) to the plural construct מְרֹמֵי (merome, “high ones of”; note the plural verb at the beginning of the line), and understands the latter as referring to the prominent people of human society.
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