“It was interesting to find how similar some of the Hebrew ways of expression are to Bari idiom. (…) [For instance], in Genesis 32:20 Hebrew uses the expression ‘I will cover his face’ for ‘to appease,’ and Bari speaks of ‘covering the eyes.’ Gifts of appeasement are rapesi ti konyen, ‘coverings of the eyes.’”

Source: Source: P. Guillebaud in The Bible Translator 1965, p. 189ff.