Questions about Genesis 2:3

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Tue Jul 9 10:43:49 EDT 2002

The form to which you refer does not have a suffix at all.  The prefixed
Lamed is merely a preposition marking a following Infinitive Construct form.
The infinitive ending -OT is regular for verbs that end with the letter HE.
This is merely a Qal If C from `-s-h:  "to do, make, create."  If this
infinitive were to add a suffix, it would be at the end of the present form.
"To create him" would be la`asset, "to create her," la`Aston, etc.
Hope this helps.

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