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by kwrandolph
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Book on the Tetragram
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Book on the Tetragram

Dear list-members, … PART THREE Did the Tetragram Occur in the New Testament Autographs? The chapter begins with the following words: “The argument is almost universal: ‘Any claim that the NT originally contained yhwh must be rejected, because no Greek manuscript contains that name.’ This argument ...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patterns of noun derivation
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Patterns of noun derivation

I meant an example of where a feminine form of a noun represents an abstract concept. There are many such examples. To list just a few, some starting with aleph, we have in a list with the masculine referring to a physical, concrete object, the feminine to an abstraction: ‎אביון needy (person), אבי...
by kwrandolph
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patterns of noun derivation
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Patterns of noun derivation

§ Feminization of a masculine noun, by the addition of a Heh suffix, there are three patterns that I’ve noticed: • sex, differentiation of male and female of persons and animals • concrete (person, object, place) changed to an abstract (idea, action) • single or individual person or object, changed...
by kwrandolph
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naso (Numbers 4.2, first word)
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Naso (Numbers 4.2, first word)

What is the verb form of the first word of Numbers 4.2, naso? נָשֹׂ֗א Chris Kimball West Redding, CT USA I have no idea what the Masoretic points stand for. Seeing as they are demonstrably wrong often enough, I tend to ignore them. Context, on the other hand, indicates that this is an imperative ve...
by kwrandolph
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patterns of noun derivation
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Patterns of noun derivation

Dear All: Noun derivations from verbs (as well as other nouns and adjectives). “Nouns are derived from verbal roots.” That is a very common belief for Biblical Hebrew. But I am one of the first to say “Not all.” There are many nouns for which no verbal roots have survived, nor even evidence that the...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a modal yiqtol in Gen 2:6a?
Replies: 8
Views: 178

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

I have another question. The way English works, you cannot say If this were the old days, politicians took open bribes. You have to use some form of a modal verbal. (If this were the old days, politicians would be taking open bribes) In Hebrew, could you use a perfect here? That is, does a qatal ev...
by kwrandolph
Wed May 30, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a modal yiqtol in Gen 2:6a?
Replies: 8
Views: 178

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

Why is the verb ‎ יַֽעֲלֶ֣ה here imperfect and not perfect? The question that started this thread, as I understand it, is if the Yiqtol indicates a modality, which modality would it be? Back when I studied Hebrew in college, the question was; did the different conjugations indicate tense (as in Wei...
by kwrandolph
Thu May 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

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: 8
Views: 178

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: 374

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...

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