[b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 and order of ideas

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Dec 22 13:45:07 EST 2004

At 01:37 PM 12/22/2004, you wrote:

>Yet our ideas about what "ancients ... would have seen" is not a solid basis
>on which to make philological claims. Are there any _attested_ uses of the
>verb ZR( taking a masculine subject and meaning "to impregnate"? I can't
>find any in the Tanakh. Am I missing them?

The verb occurs in the Niphal in Nu 5:28, and  And Nah 1:14 (as a 
variant).  These are the two occurrences that describe a woman becoming 
impregnated- but there are simply none in which she does the impregnating.


Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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