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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Dec 16 10:49:52 EST 2004


Yigal:

The emphatic was on on the defeat, but on the number of men killed.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> 
> > 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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