Hebrew sentence pattern
claytonb at kfalls.sykes.com
Sat Dec 15 15:09:43 EST 2001
I have a question about the phrasing used in some passages
Proverbs 6:16; 30:15,18,20,29
In these passages (I would assume there are others, these are just the
ones I've found) there is a phrase pattern used: "x, yeah (x+1)." For
example, Solomon says, "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven
are an abomination unto him:" In Amos, he says that He will judge for
three, yea four sins etc.
What is the significance (if any) of this pattern? Is it a form of
reaffirmation or a way to add force? Or was/is it just a Hebrew turn of
I would appreciate if anyone who has an answer would post a reply.
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