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by Kirk Lowery
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meaning of "Israel"
Replies: 17
Views: 760

Re: Meaning of "Israel"

Okay, guys, this thread is wandering off of biblical Hebrew again. Let's end this discussion.
by Kirk Lowery
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Typing Hebrew & Greek in Unicode
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Typing Hebrew & Greek in Unicode

David Stark has an informative post about Unicode and the biblical languages, especially how to conveniently type Greek and Hebrew. In particular, he points to the keyboard drivers for Windows made freely available (you don't need to buy the Logos software): https://www.logos.com/product/53264/origi...
by Kirk Lowery
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prov 30:3
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Prov 30:3

No one else has commented on this, so I'll take a shot. All of the "standard" translations take ‎לֹֽא as applying to both halves of the verse. Syntax is different in poetry anytime, but especially in Semitic poetry with its parallelistic patterns. From an exegetical (interpretation) point ...
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sodom and Gomorrah
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: Sodom and Gomorrah

Ok, this thread has wandered way off the subject of the Hebrew Bible and its language. B-Hebrew is not a forum for historical, ethnographic and archaeological topics, never mind about classical Greek. So I am locking this thread. Please focus your posts on the Hebrew Bible, its language, literature ...
by Kirk Lowery
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Change in Forum Posting Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 254

Change in Forum Posting Rules

Friends, As you've noticed, the spammers have found yet another way to circumvent our forum's software protections. I am researching the problem, but it's going to take some time. In the meantime, I have set the forum to "fully moderated," that is, all posts from all members will be put in...
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?

The quote is helpful. The issue with the Jewish interpreters, according to Hengstenberg, is changing the normal syntax/semantics of the verb. He ends up with the same conclusion I had. And, note carefully, he avoids the question of who the subject actually is! We can speculate that the verb should h...
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?
Replies: 21
Views: 944

Re: Is this analysis of Isaiah 9:6 a legitimate one?

The verb and object are united by a conjunctive accent and separated from the rest of the clause by a disjunctive accent: ‎וַיִּקְ רָ֙ א שְׁ מ֜ וֹ I don't quite understand what Hengstenberg's logic is. But that may be my ignorance of the function of the accents here. On linguistic grounds, I would a...
by Kirk Lowery
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good text for BDB?
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Good text for BDB?

Strange. Your link answers your question.
by Kirk Lowery
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member registration policy change
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Member registration policy change

:) You´re welcome, guys! As Eeyore says, "Thanks for noticin' me." :)
by Kirk Lowery
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member registration policy change
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Member registration policy change

Friends, For your information: Over the past couple of days, bhebrew has been bombarded by spammers. You haven´t seen any because of the rule that new members' first three posts are moderated. However, the volume has been increasing day by day, now approaching 100/day and doubling every day. In an e...

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