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by Isaac Fried
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah

I also follow the ארץ ישראל Eretz-Israel tradition and make no distinction in the reading of the qametz and the patah; I read them both as A, and so also the hateph-qametz. The Hebrew Academy in Jerusalem insists, in an official directive, on the readings צָהֳרַיִם (midday) tsohorayim מָחֳרָת (next ...
by Isaac Fried
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah

Today I have heard from someone knowledgeable the following interesting understanding of the reading of the hateph-pathah: the pathah at the side of the schwa (the hateph) is placed there to indicate that the schwa needs to be extended into a schwa "mobile". It is clever but, in my opinion...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Gen. 2:4, חטף-פתח hateph-pathah

We read there בְּיוֹם עֲשׂוֹת יהוה אֱלֹהִים אֶרֶץ וְשָׁמָיִם KJV: "in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens" with עֲשׂוֹת marked with the the curious ניקוּד of חטף-פתח hateph-pathah, which appears to consist of a patah and a nearby schwa (called here חטף hateph for a תנו...
by Isaac Fried
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 49:12 translation
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Genesis 49:12 translation

I suspect that חכליל is a name of a flowering plant.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gen. 3:22-24
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Gen. 3:22-24

We read there וַיֹּאמֶר יהוה אֱלֹהִים, הֵן הָאָדָם הָיָה כְּאַחַד מִמֶּנּוּ לָדַעַת, טוֹב וָרָע וְעַתָּה פֶּן יִשְׁלַח יָדוֹ וְלָקַח גַּם מֵעֵץ הַחַיִּים וְאָכַל וָחַי לְעֹלָם. וַיְשַׁלְּחֵהוּ יהוה אֱלֹהִים מִגַּן עֵדֶן לַעֲבֹד אֶת הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר לֻקַּח מִשָּׁם. וַיְגָרֶשׁ אֶת הָאָדָם וַיַּשְׁכֵּן...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gen. 3:19
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Gen. 3:19

We read there
בְּזֵעַת אַפֶּיךָ תֹּאכַל לֶחֶם
KJV: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread"
Namely, intelligence leads to understanding דעת and discrimination, then to אֲרוּרָה costly consumption.

Also: בְּצֵאַת = בְּזֵעַת

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The word כלה
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: The word כלה

כֻּלּוֹ = כ-הוּא-ל-הוּא , 'in his entirety', as in Gen. 25:25 וַיֵּצֵא הָרִאשׁוֹן אַדְמוֹנִי כֻּלּוֹ כְּאַדֶּרֶת שֵׂעָר וַיִּקְרְאוּ שְׁמוֹ עֵשָׂו NIV: The first to come out was red, and his whole body was like a hairy garment; so they named him Esau. כֻלָּהּ = כ-הוּא-ל-היא , 'in her entirety', as ...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Psalm 139:13

תְּסֻכֵּנִי = את-ס-הוּא-כ-אני, 'you-cover-me (with flesh)'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deuteronomy 33:12 יְדִ֣יד
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Deuteronomy 33:12 יְדִ֣יד

דיד is a variant of דיד, זיז, טיט, סיס, ציץ, שיש and hence the basic meaning of ידיד as well as דוֹד (also דוּד and דד ) is 'grown-up'. Related to this are עדד and עזז as in Ps. 20:9(8) הֵמָּה כָּרְעוּ וְנָפָלוּ וַאֲנַחְנוּ קַּמְנוּ וַנִּתְעוֹדָד KJV: They are brought down and fallen: but we are ri...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 2:6 and the aspects
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Genesis 2:6 and the aspects

It appears to me that in Gen. 2:5 וְכֹל שִׂיחַ הַשָּׂדֶה טֶרֶם יִהְיֶה בָאָרֶץ וְכָל עֵשֶׂב הַשָּׂדֶה טֶרֶם יִצְמָח יִצְמָח = היא-צמח , with the attached personal pronoun היא , 'he', referring to the grass. Hebrew developed multi-linearly, rather than linearly, and the latter confluent language acqu...

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