Judges 5:8

Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at bezeqint.net
Fri Feb 2 05:33:59 EST 2001

According to the pointing it's singular, but the consonantal text can be
read as the defective orthography of the plural. Many other examples.
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
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From: "Michael Warren Abernathy" <mabernat at cub.kcnet.org>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2001 10:11 PM
Subject: Judges 5:8

> I noticed that most translations render yibhar elohim as "They chose
> gods."
> This looks like a 3rd person masculine singular to me.  Am I missing
> something?
> Sincerely,
> Michael Abernathy
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