[b-hebrew] Fw: Genesis 3.8
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Wed Mar 15 02:19:56 EST 2006
The reading "voice" is fine. While you cannot say in English, "voice was
walking," you can find close approximation in "voice was rolling."
The meaning of ruah is ambiguous. I'm inclined to read gan lruah, that is,
"the garden made for spirit (or human breath, since everything else was
Overall, I would read Gen3:8: "In the [same] day, they heard the voice of
God rolling in the garden [which was made] for breathing."
> Most translations of this verse translate the Hebrew word "voice" as
> and the word "spirit" as some meteorlogical term such as "cool," rather
> voice and spirit. Would it not be in keeping with the entire message of
> Bible to keep to "voice" and "spirit"?
> To translate as such would it go against the Hebrew grammar of the verse?
> Harold Jenkerson
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