[b-hebrew] gen 1:2

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Fri Jun 4 19:50:25 EDT 2004

PS - The reason for the greatly differing translations of the first chapter
of Genesis is clearly lack of clarity of what the words mean, metaphorical
concepts (like deep sea), the meaning of which is lost on many or all modern
scholars, and terms like the two words for formless void that do not
translate into English.   One has to come up with approximate English

By the way, I don't know what you're talking about with the pausal form -
did someone offer an actual answer to your question that I missed?

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
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From: "wattswestmaas" <wattswestmaas at eircom.net>
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Sent: Friday, June 04, 2004 3:44 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] gen 1:2

> Dear All,
> I appreciate reading the views on this word,  but can anyone tell me why
> is pointed in a manner that is inconsistent with practically all
> conjugations.  ie, the two 'segols'.
> I'll try not to get caught out on any more pausal forms.
> chris
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