the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7

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the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7

Postby col314 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:20 am

Hello, I'm Colleen McAllister, I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I'm a Bible student and have studied a bit of Hebrew over the years. This is the first time I've used this forum - so here goes.

My question - is the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7 like the English word that can be singular or plural. It appears to me that the context is probably the only way to tell. Hopefully someone can help me out with this query.
Thank you in anticipation

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Re: the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7

Postby Kenneth Greifer » Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:25 am


I am not a moderator here, but I think you should repeat your question in the General Discussion section instead of in the introduction section. You are more likely to get an answer there.

I think you should learn to use the Blue Letter Bible or a site called Bible Hub. They have very good dictionaries that explain word by word every Hebrew word in every quote. I use them all the time, and they are very helpful.

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Re: the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7

Postby SteveMiller » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:57 pm

Kenneth is right that you should post this question in the General Discussion area.

The word for seed in Hebrew is plural when it denotes multiple kinds of seeds as in 1Sam 8:15, which is the only instance of the word in the plural.
Sincerely yours,
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Re: the word "seed" in Genesis 12:7

Postby Kirk Lowery » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:35 am

I have moved this topic to General Discussions. Hopefully, more will see and comment.
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