[b-hebrew] Gen 1:2
tmcos at rogers.com
Thu Jun 3 23:52:25 EDT 2004
Just a comment on the quote, "The "She" of this word is the ruach, which is
a feminine word. While most consider the "Spriit" is a "he", Biblically, it
is a "she". I think it would be safer to say that *grammatically* the
"Spirit" is a "she", but not necessarily biblically or theologically is this
so. Grammatically, the word for "city" is feminine in Hebrew, but of course
this gender does not imply that a city is a woman.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
To: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>; "B-Hebrew"
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Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Gen 1:2
> 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".
> Dora Smith
> Austin, Texas
> villandra at austin.rr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
> To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:59 PM
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Gen 1:2
> > Can anyone tell me please why -- M'RaCHeFeT is so pointed (ie with
> > segols) and presumably it's Feminine, a participle, (I only know that
> > Piel from Shoshan)? but its very lack of consistency in English
> > suggests an unusual wording for whatever the Spirit of God was supposed
> > be doing.
> > Thanking you richly - Chris.
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