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by Kirk Lowery
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prov 30:3
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

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: 808

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: 383

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: 1446

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: 1446

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: 297

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: 354

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: 354

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...
by Kirk Lowery
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YHWH Elohim - translation as YHWH the powerful? or YHWH the power?
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

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

I'm hard put to come up with an example at the moment, but I know that Hebrew nouns are often used as adverbs, and my memory says "nominals" can also be used as adjectives, although they aren't inflected like adjectives. Otherwise, the only other case I can think of is when the two nouns a...
by Kirk Lowery
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Shalom from Vietnam
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Re: Shalom from Vietnam

Welcome to our little corner of cyberspace! Keep in mind that members in this forum come from all sorts of backgrounds, level of Hebrew skills, faith commitments (or no faith commitment) and interests. I look forward to your contributions.

Blessings,
Kirk

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