bereshit and mereshit.

Moon-Ryul Jung moon at sogang.ac.kr
Mon Mar 18 07:19:39 EST 2002


> I accept Rashi's opinion primarily because once
> taking Hebrew from Dan Fleming in grad school at NYU,
>  I mis-translated something and was very embarrassed.
>  In fact it was this very thing,   that a VSO clause should be
> a pluperfect, that it does not move the narrative along. 


DO you mean SVO?

Moon
Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea

> So I went home and looked it up in Gesenius, and there it was, 
> and so I checked in Rashi and it was there too, so there you are.
> The story we were reading was the story of Dinah. Then I
> noticed that this VSO thing popped up everywhere.
> There have been other things too, which suggest that Rashi
> knows what he's talking about.
> So that's why.
> Liz
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Bill Rea [mailto:cctr114 at cantsl.canterbury.ac.nz]
> > Sent: Sun, March 17, 2002 6:50 PM
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: RE: bereshit and mereshit.
> > 
> > 
> > Liz wrote:-
> > 
> > >I haven't been following this thread at all,
> > >so I hope I'm not repeating stuff. But wasn't all this
> > >discussed already years ago on this list? Anyway,
> > >according to Rashi, it is in the construct state,
> > >which is good enough for me, frankly.
> > 
> > Why do accept Rashi's opinion?  His commentary is pretty old and our
> > knowledge of the language has improved greatly since he lived.
> > 
> > 
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