[b-hebrew] Hebrew plural

Tony Costa tmcos at rogers.com
Sun Aug 8 22:53:05 EDT 2004


John, the masculine plural is designated with the "-iYM" suffix attached to
the root word, the feminine plural is designated with the "-OTH" suffix. The
interpretation of these verse will depend on theological presuppositions.

Tony Costa


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Cordaro" <jcordaro at intergate.com>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2004 10:09 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Hebrew plural


> Can someone please elaborate on Eccl 12:1 and Isaiah 54:5. Is it true
> that "Creator" is plural in Eccl 12:1 and "husband" and "Maker" are
> plural in Is 54:5?
> If so, how does one determine it is plural and how should we then
> understand these verses? Is it similar to a plural of majesty or are we
> to believe there are two Creators (or more) which is contrary to Is
> 44:24 which states YHWH created "alone" and by Himself?
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
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