[b-hebrew] dbr-yhwh in Jer 1:2

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 28 13:58:03 EDT 2004

On 8/28/04 8:53 AM, "C. Stirling Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>

> Waltke/O'Connor 9.5.1 #6
> Jer 1:2
> dbr-yhwh 
> W/O call this a genitive of authorship.

Assigning the semantic functional tag "authorship" to dbr-yhwh in Jer 1:2
shuts down the process of semantic analysis. It makes explicit only one of
the implications of dbr-yhwh and in the process it obscures some other
equally significant implications. dbr-yhwh here is semantically complex and
we will get it all wrong it we start out by nailing it down with the
semantic functional tag "authorship."

I am talking here about the semantic significance of the constituent
dbr-yhwh not the semantics of the genitive, the subject of our previous

Clay Bartholomew 

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