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by S_Walch
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:13
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Psalm 139:13

@Schubert:

You'll find Lee's "assertions" about Hebrew and Greek words to be extremely tentative at best. And that's giving the assertions too much credit to even call them "extremely tentative".
by S_Walch
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: virgin
Replies: 21
Views: 353

Re: virgin

So, here’s my question: when Genesis 24:16 says Rebekah was a virgin and continues to say she had never had sex was that an unnecessary clarification or did בְתוּלָה only mean virgin in context? Genesis 24:16 וְהַֽנַּעֲרָ֗ טֹבַ֤ת מַרְאֶה֙ מְאֹ֔ד בְּתוּלָ֕ה וְאִ֖ישׁ לֹ֣א יְדָעָ֑הּ וַתֵּ֣רֶד הָעַ֔יְנ...
by S_Walch
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 49:12 translation
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Genesis 49:12 translation

חכלילי עינים מיין ולבן־שנים מחלב Seems to me to be making a contrast, so "more than" is how I would understand it. However, I don't think there's anything really against reading it "The eyes are dark from wine, and the teeth are white from milk", indicating that Judah may be rea...
by S_Walch
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The word כלה
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: The word כלה

"All of them" I would take it to mean - the ה of כלה pointing to the phrase כל־בית ישראל , more than likely agreeing with the singular of בית (Ezek 20:40). Same more or less with Jeremiah - suffixed ה = "them" for both כלה . There's quite a few places where ה - is a masculine, ra...
by S_Walch
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Number word pair forms
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Number word pair forms

Ouch, thanks for the catch, Steve!

Must've read שש as שני due to the שנים following :)
by S_Walch
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Number word pair forms
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Number word pair forms

This is the difference between 'construct state', and 'absolute state' - in either case, the nouns could either agree or disagree in number, yet still indicate more than one thing. A good example of this is Genesis 31:41: זֶה־לִּ֞י עֶשְׂרִ֣ים שָׁנָה֮ בְּבֵיתֶךָ֒ עֲבַדְתִּ֜יךָ אַרְבַּֽע־עֶשְׂרֵ֤ה שָׁ...
by S_Walch
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ps 139:4
Replies: 16
Views: 549

Re: Ps 139:4

The LXX actually combines the last part with the next sentence in v5: ἰδού, Κύριε, σὺ ἔγνως πάντα, τὰ ἔσχατα καὶ τὰ ἀρχαῖα· Behold, Yahweh, you know all things, the final and the ancient. So I would agree with you that the LXX translator either read כלם , or had a text reading כלם instead of כלה . A...
by S_Walch
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ps 139:3
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: Ps 139:3

Whilst the literal translation of זרה is 'to scatter, fan, winnow', I don't have an issue with it being translated as 'search out' in Psalm 139:3. Here it probably means 'fan out, winnow through, sift through', which are easily synonymous with 'searching'; think it's essentially saying that Yahweh s...
by S_Walch
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 18:3 "from upon"
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Genesis 18:3 "from upon"

Hi Kenneth - I'm guessing you're referring to the preposition על in these two verses? Gen 18:3: וַיֹּאמַ֑ר אֲדֹנָ֗י אִם־נָ֨א מָצָ֤אתִי חֵן֙ בְּעֵינֶ֔יךָ אַל־נָ֥א תַעֲבֹ֖ר מֵעַ֥ל עַבְדֶּֽךָ Exod 18:13: וַיְהִי֙ מִֽמָּחֳרָ֔ת וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב מֹשֶׁ֖ה לִשְׁפֹּ֣ט אֶת־הָעָ֑ם וַיַּעֲמֹ֤ד הָעָם֙ עַל־מֹשֶׁ֔ה מִן־ה...
by S_Walch
Tue May 22, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The letter vav
Replies: 24
Views: 1020

Re: The letter vav

To clarify, it was a comment as to whether ובכל was rightly given the vowel points וּבְכָל by the Masoretes, or whether they got them wrong. Now for וּבְ , I think they're more showing the Tiberian dialect, but I have no evidence (yet) to give on such. For כל however, it most definitely should be po...

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