[b-hebrew] Psalm 104:19
smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 12 22:31:31 EDT 2010
I think it would be very bad writing in English or in Hebrew to have the 3ms pronoun on "his going" have a different antecedent than the 3ms pronoun of the verb immediately preceding it.
The sun he knows his going.
The context does not demand or imply that "he knows" means "God knows". Just because the subject of the previous verb is God doesn't mean He is the subject of the next verb. Varying sentence structure makes things interesting.
Judge me, O my Lord, for I have walked,
walked in my integrity,
and I have put my trust in the Lord.
I'll not slide away from Thee. (Ps 26:1)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: K Randolph Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 8:41 PM
> The verb can come anywhere in the sentence, especially in poetry. There
> is nothing that says that “he knows” can’t be between “sun” and “its
> That’s why the context is so important.
> Karl W. Randolph.
> 2010/8/8 Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net>
> > Karl & Yigal,
> > I don't think that works with the verb placed between "sun" and "his
> > going".
> > If you are going to make the subject YHWH, then the pronoun suffix on
> > the last word in the verse, מְבוֹאֽוֹ, "his going" would mean YHWH's
> > going, not the sun's, which doesn't make sense. If the subject of the
> > verb were to be YHWH, then "sun" should be adjacent to "his going".
> > Richard,
> > Like English, the pronoun's antecedent is generally the closest
> > preceding one that makes sense. So the antecedent of "his" in "his
> > going" is the sun.
> > If the writer wanted "his going" to refer to the moon's, then I think
> > he should start the sentence with "his going" so that it could refer
> > back to the moon.
> > Sincerely,
> > -Steve Miller
> > Detroit
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