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

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jun 14 18:01:30 EDT 2004


> > > > 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
> >
> _____________
>
> Why not?  Isn't a participle by definition a verbal adjective and can be
> used as a noun?
>
> gfsomsel
>
Yes, but I was thinking of something more concrete - that God reated the
earth as a physical divider between the upper and lower waters.

Yigal





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