Gen 1:1, Rashi

Peter Kirk 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
verse 3.

Peter Kirk

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Rocine" <brocine at earthlink.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 2:13 AM
Subject: Gen 1:1, Rashi


> B-Haverim,
>
> Am I missing something?  Rashi suggested amending bara' to
> baro'?
>
> 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.
>
> Shalom,
> Bryan
>
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