Is R)$YT even a "time" word?
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Wed Mar 27 16:33:31 EST 2002
On Wed 27 Mar 2002 (10:55:19 +0300), peter_kirk at sil.org wrote:
> The Vulgate is similarly useful, for Jerome translated from Hebrew with
> the help of Hebrew speakers and so his translation is based on their
> 4th century CE understanding of Hebrew, also well before Rashi. Does anyone
> have the Vulgate text available to check?
Here it is, Peter:
INCIPIT LIBER BRESHIT ID EST GENESIS
1 in principio creavit Deus caelum et terram
2 terra autem erat inanis et vacua et tenebrae super faciem abyssi et spiritus
Dei ferebatur super aquas
3 dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux
4 et vidit Deus lucem quod esset bona et divisit lucem ac tenebras
5 appellavitque lucem diem et tenebras noctem factumque est vespere et mane
(Genesis 1:15 Biblia Sacra Vulgata)
You will notive the absence of punctuation. Just like legal documents!
And you'll notice all those -que's and et's for the conjunction W:.
The opening of the Gospel of Mark also has an anarthrous ARCH -
ARCH TOU EUAGGELIOU IHSOU CRISTOU, ktl.
Happy Festival to you all,
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
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