Et (Genesis 1:1)

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Wed May 22 11:11:37 EDT 2002


Maimonides reads the )et in Gen 1:1
as )it, with. God created with the heavens
and with the earth. Interesting.
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Trevor Peterson [mailto:06PETERSON at cua.edu]
> Sent: Wed, May 22, 2002 11:05 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: Et (Genesis 1:1)
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>
> >===== Original Message From Polycarp66 at aol.com =====
> >It can function as a preposition meaning "with" (though some
> >might claim that it is a totally different word).
>
> Unless I'm mistaken, "some" includes the Masoretes, who added
> the voweling and
> accents to the biblical text. In some forms the two are
> voweled identically,
> but in others they are distinct.
>
> Trevor Peterson
> CUA/Semitics
>
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