Gen 2:17: Dying thou shalt die

Henry Churchyard churchh at
Tue Aug 22 13:52:31 EDT 2000

> Subject: Gen 2:17: Dying thou shalt die
> From: "Bill Ross" <wross at>
> Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000 16:02:37 -0500

> The literal of Gen 2:17 seems to be: "....dying thou shalt die.."
> which is generally translated "thou shalt surely die" * is this a
> fairly certain translation? could it be taken unidiomatically?  *
> does the construct appear elsewhere in Scripture?

See Gesenius-Kautzsch-Cowley sec. 113n (p. 342) for some info and
further citations; this has something in common with the "cognate
accusative" construction (for which see Gesenius-Kautzsch-Cowley
sec. 117p, p. 366-367).

Henry Churchyard   churchh at

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