[b-hebrew] What means, "beyn mayim lamayim"?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jun 14 16:43:49 EDT 2004


> On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 06:13:35 -0500 "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
> writes:
> > In Genesis, 1:6, it says that "there was divided" "among/ between
> > waters
> > to/for the waters (vayihiy or viyih mav'diyl, beyn mayi'm
> > lamayi'ym.)
> >
> > How does this translate?

Folks: might the word "mavdil" not be a noun, "divider" - "and the was (or
'came to be') a DIVIDER between water and water"?

Yigal






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