[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Mon Sep 26 05:30:21 EDT 2005
>>> No it does not. 'ADAM is explicitly marked as the object in this verse
>>> with the marker 'ET.
>> Sure. But et refers to another phrase: God begot the man, pause, [then]
>> he breathed. The formal antecedent to "breathed" is the man, though we
>> cannot exclude that it was God. ...
> No, this is a rule that I am sure of, that in a chain of WAYYIQTOLs with
> no explicit subject on a following clause the assumed subject is the
> subject rather than the object of the preceding clause.
That is for sure. The point is, is there an unbroken chain of wayiqtols in
2:7, or rather two phrases: the man was formed or designated, and that dust
blew in his face, suggesting him to go irrigate.
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