[b-hebrew] Yachid: together with or one?
bsr15 at cantsl.canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Sep 14 18:44:50 EDT 2003
>That meaning is further weakened when I looked at its uses. Genesis 22
>Isaac is repeatedly called Abraham^s YXYD son, but Abraham already had
>another son, one who was already blessed by God. In Judges 11:34 it
>describes Yiptach^s daughter, but if it meant only daughter, why does the
>verse then proceed to say that Yiptach didn^t have any other sons or
These uses don't necessarily weaken the meaning. In Genesis one only has
to assume that the author is making a theological rather than biological
point and in Judges that the author is waxing eloquent. There is nothing
odd about either usage.
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