[b-hebrew] Genesis 14:6
jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Tue May 4 01:52:07 EDT 2010
to me this is a clear construct. Two nouns next to each other with no other
logical interpretation. If you could offer another logical interpretation
and a translation that demonstrates it I'd be glad to hear it and consider
As it stands, this is quite clearly a construct "in the mountain of Seir".
On 4 May 2010 02:36, Donald R. Vance, Ph.D. <donaldrvance at mac.com> wrote:
> Say what you will about Jim's theories, to say this is clearly a construct
> is simply not true. Moran long ago suggested that it is a construct with
> enclitic -ma. But this does not happen. Nothing can interrupt a construct
> chain. In fact HALOT suggests an emendation to a "clear" construct. So, the
> condescending tone is uncalled for in this post.
> Donald R. Vance, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature
> Oral Roberts University
> dvance at oru.edu
> donaldrvance at mac.com
> On May 3, 2010, at 1:32 PM, James Christian wrote:
> presenting your foundationless theories. The expression בְּהַרְרָם שֵׂעִיר
>> is quite clearly a construct relationship. Perhaps the most simple and
>> common grammatical construction in Hebrew that if you knew Hebrew you
>> have immediately recognized. The translation would be something like
>> mountains of Seir or hills of Seir if you really prefer hills as your
>> translation. In any case, this is a quite clear reference to the mountain
>> range of Edom very much South of the dead sea.
>> James Christian
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