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by kwrandolph
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 2
Views: 57

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: 48

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: 50

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: 355

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: 355

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: 200

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...
by kwrandolph
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackal or dragon?
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Jackal or dragon?

In Isaiah 34:13 the word תנים (a plural word) means "jackals" or "dragons" or what? The word in Genesis 1:21 is spelled תנין for some reason. I think this is a singular word, although in Genesis 1:21, it is in the plural form. Are these two different words? Does it mean "ja...
by kwrandolph
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: Genesis 1.1

Karl, Could you share your list of verses that show that God is triune. I would like to keep them for reference. thanks. Sorry, Steve, but I don’t have a list. I hadn’t thought of making a list. There aren’t many passages that list all three of the persons of the Trinity in one place. The most famo...
by kwrandolph
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The word "together"
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: The word "together"

Is there a reason why the word "together" is written two different ways: יחד or יחדו? Good question. That shouldn’t be too hard to answer. Both forms together are used only around 150 times in Tanakh. I know better than to promise you fame and recognition should you find the answer. Those...
by kwrandolph
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard to explain question about a verb ending
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Hard to explain question about a verb ending

I know that people don't like you to say "future tense" about Biblical Hebrew, but this is the only way I know how to ask this question. I read a quote somewhere, but I am not sure where it was,and it had a future tense verb with the ending נה for "her" or "it" (the ob...

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