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

Lee R. Martin lmartin at
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.


Lee R. Martin
Pastor, Prospect Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
Instructor in Hebrew and Old Testament
Church of God Theological Seminary

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