[b-hebrew] Gen 1:2

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Fri Jun 4 19:42:46 EDT 2004


Keepijng the eggs warm?!   It has to make sense in context, folks!

Seriously, this wouldn't be the place where the Bible mentions dry bones
rattling or dancing around, would it?

So what would be your idea of what the Spirit of God did?   Glided?  (Eagles
do that.)

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
To: "Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Gen 1:2


> Dora:
>
> One of my first questions after joining this group was the definition of
RXP.
>
> In Deuteronomy 32 it is used for an eagle, which is a big, heavy bird,
which doesn't hover (except possibly metaphorically). In Jeremiah it is used
of bones when he was dejected.
>
> Peter Kirk found a source in a cognate language that indicates that RXP
refers to nesting. Thus we can see the action of the eagle settling itself
on its young while they are still small, to keep them warm. Similarly, when
a person is depressed, as Jeremiah indicates he was, his bones felt heavy
like lead set down and not to be moved. And the first of the three uses has
the Spirit of God settling down upon the cold, hard, lifeless and still ball
that was the earth.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
>
> > 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
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