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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: 9
Views: 98

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...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 9
Views: 98

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

I understand that Elohim has some variety to its meaning.. Not that I know of in Hebrew. It’s sometimes used metaphorically, but that practice doesn’t change its meaning. So, I think there's a few questions there.. Q) Whether the first noun YHWH is construct, in which case it's two nouns and of the...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Daily Dose of Hebrew
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Daily Dose of Hebrew

What part of studying Biblical Hebrew isn’t controversial? I suppose that sticking with Tiberian Hebrew and calling it “Biblical’ is the least controversial, as that is a tradition that has been taught since the medieval age. But when I wrote “modern questioning”, that’s not a reference to modern Is...
by kwrandolph
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Daily Dose of Hebrew
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Daily Dose of Hebrew

I decided to look into this daily dose of Hebrew. I see it’s based on a textbook by someone I’ve never heard of before, so anything I say is not personal against the author, rather commenting on what is said and written. My fist question, what sort of Hebrew is being taught? Biblical? Tiberian? Mode...
by kwrandolph
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: is yashku really a hiphil imperfect? I see no yud or hirik!
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: is yashku really a hiphil imperfect? I see no yud or hirik!

I read this ישקו as a Hophal. It’s just too numerous to count, but time after time I notice what others call Hiphils but lacking the internal yods. In these cases the Hophal can be understood. There are two uses I have noticed of the Hophal as a causative passive: (subject) is caused to (action) (th...
by kwrandolph
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prophetic perfect again
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: prophetic perfect again

The words of 16:13 show that Isaiah 15:1-16:12 is a prophecy about the destruction of Moab, and that Isaiah received this prophecy before he wrote it down. At the time of writing, Moab still existed. … All Bibles I have consulted have zig-zag translations of these chapters, where most perfects are ...
by kwrandolph
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Difference between Biblical and Modern Hebrew
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Difference between Biblical and Modern Hebrew

Hello, I just started studying Biblical Hebrew and was wondering if I would be doing myself a disservice to listen to modern Hebrew at the same time. I would like to immerse myself in the language as much as possible. Any suggestions? The pronunciation of Biblical Hebrew was forgotten, forgotten lo...
by kwrandolph
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Psalm 139:13

Thanks Karl. Is that understanding of the yiqtol widely accepted? Nope. But neither is it widely accepted that in order to know Biblical Hebrew language, one must read Tanakh cover-to-cover, over and over again. It’s my understanding that the late Dr. Diethelm Michael understood the grammar similar...
by kwrandolph
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Psalm 139:13

2) the second question, NO, it is not imperfect. It’s indicative, but an indicative that indicates a continuation of the main thought. I call that a “secondary indicative”. As we have discussed earlier, Biblical Hebrew conjugates for neither tense nor aspect. As such, Biblical Hebrew has neither pe...
by kwrandolph
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Psalm 139:13

In answer to your two questions: 1) The verb תסכני cannot come from סכן because it lacks a double nun that it would need if from סכן. I checked DSS and found a spelling indicating that the word comes from סוך. The idea here is that God has possession of the inward parts (exemplified by kidneys), and...

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