strings of nouns/adjectives

Yigal Levin Yigal-Levin at
Thu Sep 5 10:23:27 EDT 2002

At 04:13 PM 9/5/2002 +0200, Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky wrote:
>Another syntax question.
>In Gen 1:20, the waters are to teem with "sherez nephesh chayyah"
>Now, is this two separate objects? Swarming things AND living, breathing 
>Or a single object? Swarming, living breathing things.
>In the latter case, the noun sherez would function as an adjective.

I would read it as a construct, with "sherez" meaning "brood" (offspring):
"the offspring of living things that are in the water".

Dr. Yigal Levin
Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Chattanooga TN 37403-2598

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