Gen 1:1 "When God began to create"?

Lee R. Martin lmartin at vol.com
Thu Aug 31 20:55:38 EDT 2000


Bill Ross wrote:

> I lean toward "with" and because "beginning" has no definite article, so it
> flows better: "with a begininng" instead of "in a beginning".
>

Dear Bill,
As we discussed some months (or years) ago, there is no definite article on
"beginning" because it is in construct.  The article does not attach to constructs.

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Lee R. Martin
Pastor, Prospect Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
Instructor in Hebrew and Old Testament
Church of God Theological Seminary
http://earth.vol.com/~lmartin/





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