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by kwrandolph
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prophetic perfect again
Replies: 2
Views: 50

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: 122

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: 401

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: 401

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: 401

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...
by kwrandolph
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zechariah 13:7
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Zechariah 13:7

The word עמית is used only 12 times in Tanakh, 11 of which are in the book of Leviticus. In those uses, it refers to fellow Israelites, of one’s people as opposed to those from other peoples.

Karl W. Randolph.
by kwrandolph
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: refining metals in ancient Near East
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: refining metals in ancient Near East

Gold, in ancient times as well as often today, if found as nuggets or visible “dust” where all that’s needed is physically to separate the gold from the ore. That does not require special refining. Copper too was found as nuggets where all that was required was physical separation. It’s still found ...
by kwrandolph
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Genesis 1.1

When were the angels created? If we take the pagan myths as a clue, it was after the creation of the earth itself. All the pagan myths that I’ve heard mention a pre-existing earth that was a watery chaos. From that clue, the creation of the angels could be as late as the beginning of the second day....
by kwrandolph
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Genesis 1.1

Dear Kenneth Greifer: Your arguments don’t hold water. I disagree with Steve here. In Numbers 6:24-26, G-d is telling the priests a prayer to say to the people, so it just sounds like He is talking about someone else. It is יהוה who gave the command to the priests to bless the people, that יהוה is t...
by kwrandolph
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ps 139:3
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Ps 139:3

Psalm 139:3 אָרְחִ֣י וְרִבְעִ֣י זֵרִ֑יתָ וְֽכָל־דְּרָכַ֥י הִסְכַּֽנְתָּה׃ …The verbs ‎ זרה , translated "search out", and ‎ סכן , translated "are acquainted with", never seem to have those meanings. How would you translate the above 2 verbs in this verse? thanks. The verb זרה ha...

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