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by kwrandolph
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

Karl, Thanks very much. BibleWorks parses the verb as hiphil 2ms perfect of ‎חתת, which would be החתות. I suspect that BibleWorks follows the Masoretic points. Possible verbs found in Tanakh that possibly have this form are: This is looking at the form in the text itself, what are the possible root...
by kwrandolph
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

החתת For starters, we assume what most people over time have taken the word, namely as a verb. If it is a verb, what is its form? First of all, we notice from its prefixed ה and lack of a medial י that it’s a Hophal verb. Possible verbs found in Tanakh that possibly have this form are: ‎חתה to rake ...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Isa 9:3(4) DSS
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: Isa 9:3(4) DSS

We can rule out that Jews during the Second Temple Period were native speakers of Hebrew. Even the post-Babylonian Exile books in Tanakh give indications that native speaking of Hebrew had ceased. Rather what we have is similar to medieval monks who continued speaking Latin as a second, learned lang...
by kwrandolph
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Job 8:3a
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Job 8:3a

When reading an unpointed text, the heh prefix can be either a definite article, or indication of an interrogative. When looking at the context in this case, it appears to be an interrogative. Hence the translations using it as an interrogative. BHS/WLC tries to reproduce the Masoretic text as close...
by kwrandolph
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

Also, putting aside proper nouns, just looking at common nouns, do we have many cases of a noun followed by a noun, where the first isn't in the construct? Thanks Ralph Zak There are a few lists where nouns follow one another without being in construct, the only one I can remember off hand is found...
by kwrandolph
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Names of Places
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Names of Places

I have read that people believe that Kenite קֵינִ֖י in (1 Samuel 15:6) are people named after Cain קַ֔יִן (Genesis 4:1). This really doesn't make sense since Cain's people would have been killed in the flood. It seems like it would make more sense that the Kenites would be named after Cainan קֵינָ֔...
by kwrandolph
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

Ralph: After thinking about your question for a couple of days, I came to the conclusion, is there any example of a personal name in Tanakh that is in construct? I can’t think of any. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any examples, just that I don’t remember that any exist. If you can find any exa...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?

I understand that Elohim has some variety to its meaning.. Not that I know of in Hebrew. It’s sometimes used metaphorically, but that practice doesn’t change its meaning. So, I think there's a few questions there.. Q) Whether the first noun YHWH is construct, in which case it's two nouns and of the...
by kwrandolph
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Daily Dose of Hebrew
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Daily Dose of Hebrew

What part of studying Biblical Hebrew isn’t controversial? I suppose that sticking with Tiberian Hebrew and calling it “Biblical’ is the least controversial, as that is a tradition that has been taught since the medieval age. But when I wrote “modern questioning”, that’s not a reference to modern Is...
by kwrandolph
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Daily Dose of Hebrew
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Daily Dose of Hebrew

I decided to look into this daily dose of Hebrew. I see it’s based on a textbook by someone I’ve never heard of before, so anything I say is not personal against the author, rather commenting on what is said and written. My fist question, what sort of Hebrew is being taught? Biblical? Tiberian? Mode...

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