[b-hebrew] Eccl. 4:10

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Jul 17 13:34:43 EDT 2004


Dear Dave,

>Verse 9 says that two are better than one because they will get a better
>recompense for their work.  Then verse 10 says, if one falls the other can
>lift him up.  But "falls" is plural, YIP.OLU., yet it's paired with the
>subject HF)EXAD.  Any thoughts on why on earth this verb is in plural?

HH: The plural emphasizes the idea that both of them could fall. The 
protection is for both of them, since no matter who falls, there will 
be somebody to pick the other up.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard




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