[b-hebrew] Gen 1:2

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Jun 3 21:17:52 EDT 2004


Actually, one would not translate this as "she did hover" or "she
hovered" since it is a piel f.s. part.  Because RW.aX is a feminine noun
with the participle in agreement with it, it would be "wind . . .
hovering."

gfsomsel
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On Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:05:30 -0500 "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
writes:
> According to one of my Hebrew texts, it means hovering, as in what a 
> bird
> does over a nest.
> 
> It says, "the root of this verb is [rosh chet pey]", meaning "hover 
> over"
> such as a bird does over the nest.  The leter Tet indicates thius 
> verb is
> feminine singular (she) perfect tense.  The letter "s" is a type of 
> verb
> conjugation to be discussed later. (this always helps)  This verb 
> can
> literally be translated as "she did hover".  The "She" of this word 
> is the
> ruach, which is a feminine word.  While most consider teh "Spriit" 
> is a
> "he", Biblically, it is a "she".
> 
> Yours,
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] Gen 1:2
> 
> 
> >
> > Can anyone tell me please why   --  M'RaCHeFeT is so pointed (ie 
> with two
> > segols) and presumably it's Feminine, a participle, (I only know 
> that it's
> > Piel from Shoshan)? but its very lack of consistency in English
> translation
> > suggests an unusual wording for whatever the Spirit of God was 
> supposed to
> > be doing.
> >
> > Thanking you richly - Chris.
> >
> >
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