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by Jemoh66
Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 17
Views: 2403

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

I'm excited about your book Rolf. Congratulations!
This has always been my take on the pronunciation of the name. I am glad took hear that there's confirmation in Babylonian cuneiform text.
by Jemoh66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 454

Re: The letter vav

Also,

In the case of modern Israeli Hebrew, the AND prefix has a full consonant: the /v/. So it doesn't lend itself to glide into a vowel. I am not surprised to find out that there is not change in any environment.
by Jemoh66
Sat May 19, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 454

Re: The letter vav

Thanks Ste. That is interesting about כול . I learned in Hebrew school that whenever you have the vav prefix on a word beginning with bet, pey or mem or vav, the vav prefix is pronounced as oo because otherwise it would be hard to pronounce. But I was surprised to find that in Israeli street Hebrew...
by Jemoh66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ספירת העומר the counting of the OMER
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: ספירת העומר the counting of the OMER

This was one of the disagreements between the Saducees and the Pharisees. The Sadducees understood it as a regular shabbat. The Pharisees took it as the high Sabbath on the 15th.
by Jemoh66
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Syntax of Genesis 3:5
Replies: 7
Views: 639

Re: Syntax of Genesis 3:5

RBG, No. There is nothing in the form of the verb itself that makes it future. It may not even have carried a future meaning to the Hebrew speaker. But the sentence as a whole has a future implied because it starts with "in the day you eat". Since they haven't eaten of the fruit yet it obv...
by Jemoh66
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 50:5
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: Jeremiah 50:5

It's a common thing in BH to have a wekatal follow just about any verb form. The wekatal takes on the features of the first verb. So following an imperative wenilwu is basically an imperative. So no there's no need to find another reason to benigger the pointing.
by Jemoh66
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:20 Masoretic text
Replies: 18
Views: 904

Re: Psalm 139:20 Masoretic text

I don't see any real difference between them. Basically the first part I would translate

who plot against you

Or

who speak to you with an ulterior motive
by Jemoh66
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:12
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Psalm 139:12

I agree with you Kirk. I like your translation. Ken, this is probably idiomatic you Hebrew. But there is a parallel in English:

Like father like son.

If you run it through Kirk's phrasing you get

as the father (is) so the son

That's what the two ka's are about
by Jemoh66
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‎ בַּחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה (Gen. 18:28 et al)
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: ‎ בַּחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה (Gen. 18:28 et al)

It's hard to tell if the /a/ in /ba/ is due to a back consonant or because it's definite. The context here send to demand a definite. The rule is that ב takes the vowel of the following t'nua chatufa. I think the masora takes this to be definite, and that's why they added the metheg
by Jemoh66
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‎ בַּחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה (Gen. 18:28 et al)
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: ‎ בַּחֲמִשָּׁ֖ה (Gen. 18:28 et al)

Yes the way it is pointed it is definite

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