[b-hebrew] "about" Josh. 7:4-5

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Wed Dec 15 14:26:01 EST 2004


----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] "about" Josh. 7:4-5


> Yigal:
>
> Going from memory off the top of my head, the prefix K- is often used for
meanings other than "about", as a result, it often does not translate well
into English. In this case, it is pointing to the fact that 36 men died as a
result of Aachen's disobediance, to emphasize both the importance of obeying
God, and the justification why Aachen deserved death.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>

The purpose of the defeat in the story is clear. But how does saying "k..."
help emphasize that purpose.

Yigal





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