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

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Mon Jun 14 16:51:31 EDT 2004


On Mon, 14 Jun 2004 22:43:49 +0200 "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
writes:
> > 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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Why not?  Isn't a participle by definition a verbal adjective and can be
used as a noun?

gfsomsel



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