[b-hebrew] Eccl. 4:10
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Jul 17 18:10:58 EDT 2004
On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 15:48:42 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> Are you sure )XD is the subject of YPLW, or of YQYM? I read the verse
> as follows, For if they fall (plural subject referring back to the
> previous verse), the one will cause his associate to rise,
> reading further strengthened by the fact that fall in the second
> half of the verse is singular with a singular subject.
> Karl W. Randolph.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net>
> > Verse 9 says that two are better than one because they will get a
> > 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
> > --
> > Dave Washburn
> > http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
> > Insert clever epigram here...or not
KiY )iM_YiP.oLW. Hf)eCfD YfQiYM )eT_Ta:B"RoW . . .
I think Karl and I would agree here. Ha)eXfD is the subject of YfQiYM
and is part of the apodosis. "If they fall, the one will lift up his
companion . . ."
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