strings of nouns/adjectives

Andrew & Debby Kulikovsky hermeneutics at kulikovskyonline.net
Thu Sep 5 10:37:45 EDT 2002


At 10:23 AM 5/09/2002 -0400, Yigal Levin wrote:
>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
> >things.
> >
> >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".

But wouldn't the string be terminated by a definite noun if this were so?


cheers,
Andrew
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