[b-hebrew] Hebrew plural

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 9 02:27:45 EDT 2004


On 8/8/04 9:46 PM, "C. Stirling Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>
wrote:

> RE: Eccl 12:1
> 
> BR) shows up as a participle in the following places:
> 
> Is. 40:28 Is. 42:5 Is. 43:1 Is. 43:15 Is. 45:7 Is. 45:18 Is. 57:19 Is. 65:17
> Is. 65:18 Amos 4:13 Psa. 102:19 Eccl. 12:1
> 
> Only in Eccl 12:1 is it a plural.

BR) as a finite verb shows up as a plural only in Nifal (passive).

Ex. 34:10 Is. 48:7 Psa. 148:5 Psa. 104:30

I could find no infinitives of BR) with a plural agent.

I am no expert on ANE cosmology but searching my memory on pagan creation
myths I could not remember any with multiple creators. Perhaps someone else
can provide an example.


greetings,
Clay Bartholomew 
 





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