[b-hebrew] Eccl. 4:10

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jul 20 12:43:35 EDT 2004


On Saturday 17 July 2004 13:04, Trevor Peterson wrote:
> Dave Washburn wrote:
> > 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?
>
> Why not follow the Masoretic pointing and pause after yippolu? That
> would make it something like, "Because if they fall, one can pick up his
> companion." Granted, if they both fall, neither one is already standing
> to pick up the other, but grammatically it works. And the sense isn't
> too bad either, since we can readily understand that maybe they don't
> both fall at the same time.

OK, the rendition I was reading doesn't have the lesser accents, only the 
atnach and the sof pasuq, so I didn't see that pause there.  Thanks.

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