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by nili95
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

S_Walch wrote:...
Hope that helps!
It helped quite a bit. Thank you.
by nili95
Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

... Further evidence is that the LXX, the Greek translation of Genesis 1:1, done nearly 1000 years prior to the Masoretes vowel-points, reads: Εν αρχη εποιησεν ο Θεος τον ουρανον και την γην / "In [the] beginning, God made the heaven and the earth". This shows that even in the 3rd Century...
by nili95
Fri Feb 05, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Also, where might I have gone to read about the difference in connotation between רֵאשִׁית and תְּחִיָּה ? My Israeli friends tell me that the terms are equivalent in modern-day Hebrew. Thank you. Jay: Biblical Hebrew and modern Israeli Hebrew are two different languages. They have different gramma...
by nili95
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

By the way, Paul Jouon, while addressing " Noun constructed on a clause. ... With pure substantives ...," offers: Possibly also Gn 1.1 At the beginning of God's creation of the heaven and the earth. (1) He then notes: 1 So already Rashi, who, as supporting evidence, mentions e.g. Ho 1.2. ...
by nili95
Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

By the way, Paul Jouon, while addressing " Noun constructed on a clause. ... With pure substantives ...," offers: Possibly also Gn 1.1 At the beginning of God's creation of the heaven and the earth. (1) He then notes: 1 So already Rashi, who, as supporting evidence, mentions e.g. Ho 1.2. [...
by nili95
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Also, where might I have gone to read about the difference in connotation between רֵאשִׁית and תְּחִיָּה ? My Israeli friends tell me that the terms are equivalent in modern-day Hebrew. Thank you.
by nili95
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

Re: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

In Hebrew, where the idea is at the beginning of a process, the word used is חלל which has the meaning of to bring into production, make common, often with the idea of initiating the action. A noun derivative is תחלה. This is where an action is initiated and continued. ראשית has the idea of at firs...
by nili95
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: ישראל
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: ישראל

I'm not sure if this adds anything at all, but Wikipedia: Jeshurun writes: Jeshurun (Hebrew: יְשֻׁרוּן), or Yeshurun, is a poetic name for Israel used in the Hebrew Bible. It is generally thought to be derived from a root word meaning upright, just or straight, but may have been derived from שׁור, s...
by nili95
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים
Replies: 18
Views: 1594

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים

Genesis begins ... בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים Many translations render this as "In the beginning, God created ...," Others, such as the JPS and Alter, offer "When God began to create ..." or something similar, falling short of asserting creatio ex nihilo . I'd appreciate your th...
by nili95
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: ישראל
Replies: 4
Views: 556

ישראל

The first time Jacob is given his new name is in Gen. 32:29. The Plaut Commentary notes that 'Israel' may reflect the word sarita - striven, but he also notes that "the word may at first have been יָשָׁרְאֵל ( yashar-el , the one whom God makes straight), as opposed to ya-akov-el , the one whom...

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