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by kwrandolph
Thu May 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 17
Views: 2224

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

I have seen a variety of different transliterations into Greek. Those that indicate only two syllables, I think are transliterations of the word יה. Is this a theophoric name? I don’t know, but at this time am inclined to say “no”. Other transliterations indicate a three syllable name. I saw one tra...
by kwrandolph
Thu May 24, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a modal yiqtol in Gen 2:6a?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: a modal yiqtol in Gen 2:6a?

Gen 2:6a: וְאֵד יַעֲלֶה מִן-הָאָרֶץ Most versions render the verb with some sort of past tense.… Yes, יעלה is modal, but it has a modality not found in English. In narrative, of which this is an example, Biblical Hebrew had a modality that indicates a continuation or adding on to what was said befo...
by kwrandolph
Tue May 22, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 214

Re: The letter vav

No, my question is, how many times is את meaning “with” spelled as אות? So far, I’ve located 39 times in the MT, 25 of which are found in just two books—Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Does not this spelling indicate that the original pronunciation of “with” was ōt or ōte, and not et as in modern pronunciati...
by kwrandolph
Mon May 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 214

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: 24
Views: 214

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: 24
Views: 214

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: 71

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: 71

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: 3
Views: 85

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: 224

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 ...

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