[b-hebrew] Re: Genesis 1:6-7, 8:1, Waters Above and Below

Mick mickb99d at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 21 19:27:33 EDT 2004

--- Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org> wrote:
> On 21/06/2004 05:11, Trevor Peterson wrote:
> On the Akkadian, this disagrees with BDB, which I
> quote:
> s.v. MAYIM: As. mû, pl. mê, also mâmu
> s.v. SHAMAYIM: As. šamû, pl. šamê, šamûtu, also
> šamâmu
> Now I don't take BDB as the top authority on
> Akkadian (and it doesn't 
> mention Ugaritic because it is too old - but it is
> what I have to hand), 
> but it seems to suggest that mû and šamû are regular
> singular nouns 
> which also have plural forms. Have I misunderstood
> BDB? Or is it wrong?

mu^ is plural as is samu^. 

plural in akkadian is long u long a or long i or tu^ ta^ or ti^ IIRC

-- Mick Brown

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