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by kwrandolph
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Typing Hebrew & Greek in Unicode
Replies: 1
Views: 343

Re: Typing Hebrew & Greek in Unicode

Unicode is the default text enter system on all major platforms—Mac, Windows™ and Linux—for a long time. It was a free installation on Mac OS9 and standard on all Macs since. It’s been a standard on Linux since I first used it. And it’s standard on Windows™ 10. I choose the standard Greek keyboard a...
by kwrandolph
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prov 30:3
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Prov 30:3

Steve, there’s a fourth option, namely that the waw should be translated with a “that”. This is not common, but is found, most famously in Isaiah 53:2 “…he doesn’t have the looks that we should desire specifically him.” So we get in Proverbs 30:3 “I didn’t learn wisdom that I should know the knowled...
by kwrandolph
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Names of Places
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Names of Places

Thanks for all your responses. Karl in regards to your responses: Not likely, seeing as only one of his sons had descendants that survived the flood. It’s more likely that there was another person after the flood whose name was קין whose descendants were named after him. I am surprised at how dogma...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

Karl, Thanks very much. BibleWorks parses the verb as hiphil 2ms perfect of ‎חתת, which would be החתות. I suspect that BibleWorks follows the Masoretic points. Possible verbs found in Tanakh that possibly have this form are: This is looking at the form in the text itself, what are the possible root...
by kwrandolph
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

החתת For starters, we assume what most people over time have taken the word, namely as a verb. If it is a verb, what is its form? First of all, we notice from its prefixed ה and lack of a medial י that it’s a Hophal verb. Possible verbs found in Tanakh that possibly have this form are: ‎חתה to rake ...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

We can rule out that Jews during the Second Temple Period were native speakers of Hebrew. Even the post-Babylonian Exile books in Tanakh give indications that native speaking of Hebrew had ceased. Rather what we have is similar to medieval monks who continued speaking Latin as a second, learned lang...
by kwrandolph
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Job 8:3a
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Job 8:3a

When reading an unpointed text, the heh prefix can be either a definite article, or indication of an interrogative. When looking at the context in this case, it appears to be an interrogative. Hence the translations using it as an interrogative. BHS/WLC tries to reproduce the Masoretic text as close...
by kwrandolph
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

Also, putting aside proper nouns, just looking at common nouns, do we have many cases of a noun followed by a noun, where the first isn't in the construct? Thanks Ralph Zak There are a few lists where nouns follow one another without being in construct, the only one I can remember off hand is found...
by kwrandolph
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Names of Places
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: Names of Places

I have read that people believe that Kenite קֵינִ֖י in (1 Samuel 15:6) are people named after Cain קַ֔יִן (Genesis 4:1). This really doesn't make sense since Cain's people would have been killed in the flood. It seems like it would make more sense that the Kenites would be named after Cainan קֵינָ֔...
by kwrandolph
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 890

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

Ralph: After thinking about your question for a couple of days, I came to the conclusion, is there any example of a personal name in Tanakh that is in construct? I can’t think of any. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any examples, just that I don’t remember that any exist. If you can find any exa...

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