[b-hebrew] Eccl. 4:10
dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Jul 17 13:58:47 EDT 2004
On Saturday 17 July 2004 11:34, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
> 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.
Okay, exegetically that makes sense...I guess. I'm wondering about
grammatically. I haven't looked into this; anybody know of other examples
of )EXAD with a plural verb?
Insert clever epigram here...or not
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