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by Jemoh66
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 19, 12
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: 1 Kings 19, 12

Since Simon and Garfunkel weren't around back then, I don't think sound of silence quite does. It seems obvious to me the he heard a "voice" and that it was a whisper of a voice at that. The context is that God has come to speak with his man. So I don't see in this instance that it's a &qu...
by Jemoh66
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

The words mood, modality, and modal are perfect examples of how speakers give meaning to forms based on context. Yes Indicative is a mood. One might ask what is the modality of a verb form, and find out it is indicative. But when a linguist says a verb is modal she means it is not indicative. This ...
by Jemoh66
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

The words mood, modality, and modal are perfect examples of how speakers give meaning to forms based on context. Yes Indicative is a mood. One might ask what is the modality of a verb form, and find out it is indicative. But when a linguist says a verb is modal she means it is not indicative. This i...
by Jemoh66
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 69
Views: 828

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

"after the 62 weeks" does not necessarily mean "totally after" in human language. I find something perhaps alarming in this. When you say "in human language" are you disqualifying Hebrew as a "human language"? I'm not sure if that's what you mean. Maybe you'r...
by Jemoh66
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When was the book of Daniel written?
Replies: 69
Views: 828

Re: When was the book of Daniel written?

I tend to agree with Steve on the division of the 70 weeks. I think the text supports this. The NET Bible has what I think a very decent rendering of this passage. 24 “Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put an end to rebellion, to bring sin to completion,...
by Jemoh66
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Should we create a [syr] tag?
Replies: 17
Views: 226

Re: Syriac (Peshitta) text rendering experiment

The simplest and easiest implementation is something similar to Jason's suggestion: <span style='font-size: 130%; line-height: 130%; direction: rtl; unicode-bidi: bidi-override;'>…</span> Here is the text without any special formatting. Is this readable for you? ܦܸܬ̣ܓ̣ܵܡܵܘ̈ܗܝ ܕܐܹܪܲܡܝܵܐ ܒܲܪ ܚܠܲܩܝܵܐ:...
by Jemoh66
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Introduction

Nice to have you back Rolf!
by Jemoh66
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)

Your theory has a couple of things to commend it.
1. It results in better rhythm
2. And a truer parallelism.

Bring redemption to my soul
Ransom me from my enemies
by Jemoh66
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 49
Views: 2512

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Verse 1 — a theological proposition: God created everything there is whether seen or unseen. I don't subscribe to it but the JPS rendering is a possibility. It is based on a reading sans nikud. But it's difficult to entertain that the Jews would have forgotten how to vocalize the opening phrase of t...
by Jemoh66
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Jonathan: “Stative” as I understand it, refers to a type of stasis, the opposite of dynamic. Then I look at your example of “grow”, both examples are of change, dynamism, the opposite of stasis. (I looked up the definition of “stative” in a dictionary, and it specifically mentioned “grow” as an exa...

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