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by kwrandolph
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Genesis 1.1

Thanks Karl! I didn't know that. You are right, that makes the plural of elohim not significant as far as God being triune. Which is why I prefer other indicators to show that God is triune, starting with Genesis 1:2. Another example is Numbers 6:24–26 where each verse lists the primary function we...
by kwrandolph
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "If" and "If not"
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: "If" and "If not"

Karl, Aren't Gen 18:3 & 23:8 "if A then B" cases without the waw conjunction? I put these as examples of used in ways not strictly as “if”. One of the signs of a “if A then B” sentence is that B is a logical result of A. In the many examples of used in ways not strictly as “if”, the B...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Primitive roots

I studied the Septuagint alongside the MT and did a word by word comparison and that how i noticed how seemingly similar they are, word and grammar. This sentence proves that you didn’t study the MT. The grammars are very different—koiné Greek’s verbs are conjugated according to tense, Biblical Heb...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Primitive roots

Dear Lee McGee: There’s a person who posts more messages on this list than do I, yet when I look and see that he’s the author of a post, I ignore and skip over that post without reading it. If he starts a thread, I refuse to open that thread. That’s why I never answer his posts, because I no longer ...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Primitive roots

I'd been following this thread with some confusion about the relevance of equating BH words with Greek words. I was uncertain whether or not my lack of clarity about the discussion was the result of a failure to understand some underlying issue. If there is some underlying issue, it would be helpfu...
by kwrandolph
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 158

Re: Primitive roots

I have studied the Strong's Concordance of Hebrew and it treats compounds words as primitive roots.…Lee Mcgee Dear Lee: This is a variation on what linguists call “the etymological fallacy”. Just because a word can be derived from another, doesn’t mean that it carries the same meaning. In Indo-Euro...
by kwrandolph
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Genesis 1.1

SteveMiller wrote:Karl,
Where is "lord" plural referring to a singular human master?


Genesis 24:51
Genesis 39:2–3, 7–8, 16, 19–20
Genesis 40:1, 7
Genesis 42:30, 33
Isaiah 19:4
and many more.

Compare to Proverbs 30:10 where “lord” is singular referring to a human master.

Karl W. Randolph.
by kwrandolph
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "If" and "If not"
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: "If" and "If not"

From the original question, I understood it as: If A, then B Where B is the logical and necessary result of A. In that construction, the Hebrew אם is followed by a waw followed by the conclusion. However, in Biblical Hebrew, אם is used in constructs other than the above. It is used in a compound lex...
by kwrandolph
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "If" and "If not"
Replies: 9
Views: 92

Re: "If" and "If not"

Genesis 28:20-22 basically says a vow "if this and that, then (and) this will happen." In this quote, the word "then" is actually "and." I am curious if Biblical Hebrew always uses "and" or some word for "then", when it has a quote that says "i...
by kwrandolph
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Formation of Imperfect Waw Consecutive
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Formation of Imperfect Waw Consecutive

I … recommend getting a copy of Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar from somewhere, especially if in your first year of study on Hebrew :) I spent some time looking at parts of Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar. I recommend against getting involved with Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar, especially for beginning students: 1) i...

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