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by kwrandolph
Mon May 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 18
Views: 89

Re: The letter vav

Karl, I was thinking that you wanted cases where את means "with" and not where it is the direct object marker. If the DSS spells one different than the other, that would help to determine whether the את should mean "with" or be the direct object marker. No, my question is, how m...
by kwrandolph
Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 18
Views: 89

Re: The letter vav

That's certainly very interesting about normal, every-day Hebrew now in Israel. Would that indicate a development in the language, or were the Masoretes showing a Tiberian-style Hebrew pronunciation of the letter before words beginning with bet, pey, mem or vav? While there’s no question that the M...
by kwrandolph
Fri May 18, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 18
Views: 89

Re: The letter vav

I have read in a few books that Biblical Hebrew was written without vowels, but isn't the letter vav used as a vowel sometimes? When it means "and", is it a vowel or a consonant? Kenneth Greifer In pre-Babylonian exile Hebrew, there were no written vowels. In post-Babylonian exile Hebrews...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 15, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches

Karl, since we are no longer specifically talking about the blog, I decided to start a new thread, focussing on the immersion topic and related approaches to teaching and learning BH. With Biblical Hebrew, we have a problem in developing an immersion program, or shall I say a few problems? • the la...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 15, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: More Thoughts on Hebrew Immersion and Other Communicative Learning Approaches

P.S. There is a Facebook group, Biblical Hebrew, https://www.facebook.com/groups/626309647407559/?ref=nf_target&fref=nf moderated by our own Ben Putnam, which encourages these kinds of teaching/learning methods. I'm a member there. I encourage you to join us. I applied to join this group, but m...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 15, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which is the best rendering of Gen 25:27b?
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Which is the best rendering of Gen 25:27b?

וְיַעֲקֹב אִישׁ תָּם 1. LXX: Ἰακὼβ δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἄπλαστος. 2. Graecus Venetus: ἰακῶβος δ' ἀνὴρ τέλειος. 3. Tanakh Ram: וְיַעֲקֹב הָיָה אִישׁ יָשָׁר If you put a gun to my head, I say number 3. The word תם comes from the root (not all nouns come from verbal roots, but this one does) תמם which has the ...
by kwrandolph
Wed May 09, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Karl wrote: Wouldn’t this work only with fairly advanced students? How would they understand the definitions unless they’re already advanced? Well, the vocabulary used for the definitions, as much as possible, is the range that is normally learned in the first two years. “First two years”? My goal ...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 08, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Dear Dewayne: You wrote: … I do believe however, to the extent that they correctly preserved and passed down the text of the Hebrew Bible, that God used them in his providence to preserve and protect his divine message. Yes, I know that's theology, so I won't go further than that. That’s historical ...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 08, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The word מו
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: The word מו

I see the word מו listed in my dictionary as something like "like". Does this word exist? It says it is a variant of במו. No, this “word” does not exist. Not as a word. It’s a suffix that can be attached to nouns as well as to the prefixes ב, כ and ל. It can be stacked with other suffixes...
by kwrandolph
Sun May 06, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: My New Biblical Studies Blog
Replies: 15
Views: 201

Re: My New Biblical Studies Blog

Here's the statement on Hebrew pronunciation I've now put on the Resources page of my blog in the section on Hebrew Bible audio:……… I agree with you that students should learn modern Hebrew pronunciation. While I “blame” the Masoretes for inventing the vowel points, I am very careful not to claim t...

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