[b-hebrew] Gen. 2:25 and 3:1

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Oct 31 15:45:19 EST 2003


Since I started reading Tanakh without points, recognizing possible roots has actually become more important for recognizing sentence meaning than when I used the points. There are several words where the context is needed to recognize which possible root is the correct etymology.

Now do all the roots have three letters? That’s a different question.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>

> On 29/10/2003 10:34, Karl Randolph wrote:
> >Doris:
> >
> >The two words have different roots. In Genesis 2:25 the root is from (RH and in 3:1 it is (RM. What we see is convergence because of phonetic spelling instead of etymological spelling as in English.
> >
> >Karl W. Randolph.
> >
> >  
> >
> Karl, you may well be right, but the concept of roots to which you 
> appeal here is a theoretical etymological construct every bit as 
> speculative as the ones which we were discussing a few weeks ago.
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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