Gen 1:1 "When God began to create"?
Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Aug 31 09:32:23 EDT 2000
On this list in the past, we have looked through the Hebrew Bible for
structures analogous to that proposed for the translation "In the beginning
of God creating..." and found none. We have looked for analogous structures
for "In the beginning God created..." and we have found them. It is no doubt
on grounds like this that scholars like Waltke and Barr prefer the latter
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Subject: Re: RE: RE: Gen 1:1 "When God began to create"?
Not at all. I just mean that we should look for analogous structures
to determine whether they signal an independent or subordinate
clause. Here we have be with a construct(?) (without the article)
with a perfect. Perhaps it can be decided with comparitive grammar.
That's where I think the discussion needs to go for resolution.
L.M. Barre, Ph.D.
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