Gen 1:1, Rashi
Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Tue Sep 5 07:10:24 EDT 2000
Maybe I was misled by Liz interpreting Rashi this way. So Rashi's
interpretation depends on a very rare grammatical construction rather than a
textual emendation, plus the even rarer non-sentence-initial WAYYIQTOL in
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From: "Bryan Rocine" <brocine at earthlink.net>
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Subject: Gen 1:1, Rashi
> Am I missing something? Rashi suggested amending bara' to
> My Rashi reads this way: "...for the word _re'shit_ never
> appears in Scripture except when it is annexed to the
> following word... Here, too you must interpret 'In the
> beginning Elohim created' as if [it were written] 'At the
> beginning of the creating.' [We find] similarly, _texilat
> dibber yhwh behoshea`_ Hos 1:2 as if to say 'At the
> beginning of God's speaking to Hoshea...'"
> It seems to me he accepts both the qatals bara' and dibber.
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