Noun Repetition.

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Fri Apr 12 10:48:44 EDT 2002

This is not noun repetition, but the use of an Infinitive Absolute preceding
the finite verbal form.  The construction taken together indicates intensity
of the verbal action, something like, "He [YHWH, to whom the song is
addressed or dedicated] has triumphed magnificently/gloriously/totally."
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Goldsmith" <iangoldsmith1969 at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 10:28 AM
Subject: Noun Repetition.

> Hi All.
> In the song of Moses; Ex 15:1, we have a repetition of
> 'gah'(sorry I've not got the translation key to hand).
> This is rendered in the KJV as triumphed gloriously,
> or something similar.
> It seems to be an emphasis of the noun 'exalted/lifted
> up etc'.
> Could this be rendered then as 'is greatly exalted'?
> More to the point if this repetition of the noun is
> common place, what other uses has it? Or is it purely
> for emphasis? Does doubling the word give it any other
> function?
> Look forward to your learned comments.
> Thanks.
> =====
> Ian Goldsmith.
> England.
> Dibrah Torah kilshone bnei-adam
> 'The Torah spoke in the language of ordinary men.'
> Berakot 31b
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