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by Jemoh66
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ספירת העומר the counting of the OMER
Replies: 4
Views: 50

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: 6
Views: 344

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: 341

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: 655

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: 303

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: 266

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: 266

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

Yes the way it is pointed it is definite
by Jemoh66
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 19, 12
Replies: 12
Views: 546

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: 33
Views: 1568

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 ...

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