Jonathan D. Safren yon_saf at
Fri Feb 2 07:26:23 EST 2001

Same thing, no?
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Israel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Crane" <acrane at>
To: "Jonathan D. Safren" <yon_saf at>; "Biblical Hebrew"
<b-hebrew at>
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: begin-title/end-title

> Hi Jonathan
> Others have it - In the beginning of God's creating...
> Ashley
> > Gen. 2:4a yes; Gen. 2:4b no, because it is the incipit to the second
> > creation narrative, paralleling in structure the incipit to the first
> story
> > in Gen. 1:1. There, the first words should be understood as "When God
> began
> > to create. So already Rashi, later Umberto Cassuto and many moderns.

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