kwrandolph wrote:Kenneth Greifer wrote:I don't understand why the verb "to be" is used with an adjective when the adjective itself has a "to be holy" verb form.
“Verb form”? When reading it in an unpointed text, one depends on the context and syntax to recognize what is its form. The context and syntax both indicate that קדש in this sentence is not a verb.
I personally lean towards קדש being a noun, that he will be a “set-apart person” all the days he has the vow.
Karl W. Randolph.
Adjective. Adjectives can function as substantives, but that does not make them nouns. It's an adjective, even if you interpret it to mean "a set-apart person."