[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6
peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun Sep 25 19:26:07 EDT 2005
On 25/09/2005 20:47, Vadim Cherny wrote:
>"Man" (2:5) is the *only* antecedent to "he" implied in the 3rd person verb
>at the beginning of 2:6. ...
Since "man" is negated in v.5, he cannot be the subject of v.6. If you
need to supply a subject for v.6, it is more likely to be YHWH Elohim.
But then you have the inconvenient word 'ED, which can hardly be a verb.
For there is no verb root alef-holam-dalet in biblical Hebrew.
>2:7 also seems to indicate that it was the man who breathed the dust, not
>God who breathed it into the man. ...
No it does not. 'ADAM is explicitly marked as the object in this verse
with the marker 'ET. The subject of the first verb is in its commonest
position, after a clause initial verb, and is YHWH Elohim, and in the
absence of any other explicit marker in a WAYYIQTOL chain he is also the
subject of the second verb.
>... A possible reason to mention that detail
>is that the land was dusty, not irrigated yet.
Which is a very odd conclusion considering that the verse before has
just said that it was irrigated.
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