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by kwrandolph
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 659

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: 18
Views: 958

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: 385

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: 385

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: 537

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...
by kwrandolph
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Seir a city?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Was Seir a city?

Karl, Isn't Zion a city, a mountain, and a people? Or what would you say Zion is? Without making a complete analysis of every mention of Zion (over 100 mentions) in Tanakh, my seat-of-the-pants reaction is that Zion properly was just a portion of Jerusalem, namely a fortress. (David’s palace was bu...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Genesis 1.1

I think there's more theological significance as the plurality is confirmed 3 times in verse 26 of the same chapter - and the Elohim said 'let us make ha adm in our image and in our likeness. In this verse the plurality is indicated by a different word—“our”. Repetition by the writer is a literary ...
by kwrandolph
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was Seir a city?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Was Seir a city?

I read that Seir was a mountain range, a land, a people, and maybe a region of Edom. I am not sure about the last one. Was Seir a city? Would it be wrong to call it a city? If it was a city, was it the capital of Edom? Just look at its uses as a name: • apparently the name of a person and his desce...
by kwrandolph
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Genesis 1.1
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: Genesis 1.1

In the beginning the Elohim created the heavens and the earth - why is Elohim plural but 'created' singular? The singular verb is easy, in that ancient Israel was monotheistic, as long as they obeyed Torah. I’ve heard a few reasons for the plural of Elohim: Probably the one that makes most sense is...
by kwrandolph
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does the word התש exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 772

Re: Does the word התש exist?

Does the word התש exist? According to my dictionary, it is a verb that means "to weaken." I tried to look it up, but I can't find it. Thanks. I looked up in my dictionary, and it’s not there. ;-) I also didn’t find it in an electronic search of Tanakh. Tanakh contains only a subset of the...

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