Questions about Genesis 2:3

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Tue Jul 9 10:41:16 EDT 2002


>===== Original Message From frater three <fraterthree at lycos.com> =====
>Dear members,
>I understand the last word of Genesis 2:3 has as its root the verb "asah", 
but I don't understand why that root takes the letter Lamed as a prefix and 
letters Vav and Tav as its suffix. Vav and Tav form a feminine suffix, but why 
does the root take
>a feminine suffix?

It's not a feminine suffix. This is the infinitive construct form. The lamed 
functions pretty much like "to" in English infinitives, and the rest is the 
infinitive form itself.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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