[b-hebrew] Yachid: together with or one?

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Sep 19 17:43:41 EDT 2003


Bill:

When looking at the total uses of the word, it seems to emphasize the “together with” more than any idea of oneness, making a theological reading unnecessary.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Rea <bsr15 at cantsl.canterbury.ac.nz>

> Karl wrote:-
> 
> >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
> >daughters?
> 
> 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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