stupid question of the year

Jeremy Sasser jeremy at
Tue Aug 29 14:45:30 EDT 2000

I had wondered about this before when reading Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew - I don't know if you guys have already discussed this, but anyway:

Why is 'bereshit' translated as 'in THE beginning' when there's a schwa and not that 'a' thingy which indicates definite article? Shouldn't it be like "in A beginning" (yeah, I know it sounds weird in English, but still...)

Please enlighten me...

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