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by enkidu
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cryptogram of אתבש in the bible
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: cryptogram of אתבש in the bible

Hi Karl, Great questions, sorry that my answers are probably a little disappointing :-). 1. I don't believe there's any good evidence that Atbash codes are used elsewhere in the Tanakh. 2. I'd point you to Noegel's articles referenced in my blog post. He is more inclined to find codes in Jeremiah th...
by enkidu
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cryptogram of אתבש in the bible
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: cryptogram of אתבש in the bible

I have a blog post on this topic: http://blog.shields-online.net/?p=53
by enkidu
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

There are quite a few considerations which favour Yahweh over Jehovah. These include theophoric elements in names, sounds in cognate languages, transliterations into some languages, and so forth. Consequently it is widely believed that ו (waw) was pronounced as "w" not "v" and th...
by enkidu
Thu May 21, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: entering biblical Hebrew on the Mac
Replies: 15
Views: 3522

Re: entering biblical Hebrew on the Mac

Karl, I think you misunderstand what a screen reader is. This isn't just a program that can display a PDF document, it is usually a program that provides a text-to-speech reading of a text. Textedit now provides an innovative "split cursor" for entering and editing RTL text within a predom...
by enkidu
Thu May 14, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: entering biblical Hebrew on the Mac
Replies: 15
Views: 3522

Re: entering biblical Hebrew on the Mac

It's perhaps worth noting that Hebrew (and all RTL) language support in Pages has improved significantly with the release of the new version (5.5.3 is the latest, I believe). Editing of existing Hebrew is easy and, with the right font, alignment is good. Unfortunately Word on the Mac, even with the ...
by enkidu
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: היה
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Re: היה

No.

היה is the verb "to be" (i.e. "is"). The name יהוה is related to it by the (folk?) etymology of Exod 3:14, although it looks more like it should be related to הוה (which may itself be connected to היה, depending on who you ask).
by enkidu
Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: אבדך
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: אבדך

Karl, it appears you've misread the word. It's not always easy to answer such questions without any context and without any vowels, but this looks like the word אבד with a 2nd singular suffix. The complete form is attested only in Deut 28:20, 22; Ezek 28:16. Alone (without context) it could be any o...
by enkidu
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Another question on syntax
Replies: 13
Views: 2568

Re: Another question on syntax

Examples of this word order don't appear to be terribly common, but I've found a couple in Genesis:
Gen 17:9 has this:
‏ואתה את בריתי תשמר

Gen 23:6
‏איש ממנו את קברו לא יכלה
by enkidu
Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: יכזב
Replies: 4
Views: 935

Re: יכזב

You can't really tell how it is best translated without the context.
by enkidu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Martin Shields
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Introducing Martin Shields

After completing my BSc in Physics and Pure Mathematics at Sydney Uni I moved to do a BTh at Sydney's Moore Theological College, then an MTh (hons) on Genesis 1–3 at the United Theological College, Sydney, and then a PhD on Qohelet at Sydney University. I now teach casually, most often on Wisdom Lit...

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