Genesis 18:25

Jerry Shepherd jerry.shepherd at
Tue Jun 18 14:36:01 EDT 2002

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Stewart [mailto:jack_stewart_ at] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:14 PM
To: Biblical Hebrew
Subject: Genesis 18:25

Hello -

In Genesis 18:25 there are two instances of the L preposition plus a 2nd

person pronoun.  Question: why do the pronouns differ in gender? Why
the 2nd one also Msc.?


Jack Stewart

Oxford, UK

Actually the second occurrence is masculine as well; the word occurs in
a pausal situation with the zapeph qaton accent.  For all appearances,
it seems to practically make the qamets and shewa exchange places.  If
you have any questions I can refer to you to discussions of this
phenomenon in standard grammars.

Dr. Jerry E. Shepherd 
Associate Professor of Old Testament 
Taylor Seminary 
11525 - 23 Avenue 
Edmonton, AB  T6J 4T3 
Office:  (780)431-5250 
Home:  (780)434-1164 
Fax:  (780)436-9416 
Email:  Jerry.Shepherd at 

More information about the b-hebrew mailing list