[b-hebrew] Genesis 4:7 Halo הלוא
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Sun Jan 3 08:16:07 EST 2010
In Jr 48:27 we have LW), the same word as in Gn 4:7 but without the H.
In a literal sense no, HLW) would not be "the no".
Remark: whenever the initial H is the article ----> then the first consonant
of the word has a strong dagesh. Look at 1K 1:45 where you've "haqol", the
voice. Do you see the dagesh within the letter qof?
Now look at Jb 10:3: H+WB --> remark that the tet lacks dagesh. This means
that the preceding H is not the article. What is it then? It is the
As for the practical meaning and translation solutions of HLW) see Karl's
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
This is an interrogative negative: “Did you not say…” “Is it not true…” “Are
you not able to please?”
Karl W. Randolph.
> What is this construction, the first word in Genesis verse 7 (Genesis 4:7
> Halo הלוא)? According to what I can find out it would mean
> "the no". It seems to be a negative but I would like to know more about
it if it is a Biblical idiom/construction and the possible ways it could be
> translated. In this case, it seems awkward to translate.
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