[b-hebrew] agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?

jason at hareplay.com jason at hareplay.com
Tue May 11 17:01:19 EDT 2004


Are there other examples of BXR being used without the B- prefix on the
object? I'm sure that others can be cited, especially in poetic style
literature. Anyone have references?

Thanks,
Jason

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
To: "B-Hebrew at Lists. Ibiblio. Org" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?


> Dear Michael,
> The object chosen is usually in a prepositional
> phrase headed by the preposition B-.
> bHr takes bet-
> Therefore rather than lw, you'd expect bw if God were
> the object of the choosing.
> Lw refers back to the subject, it is "for himself."
> However, in that case, I don't understand why Ha'am isn't preceded
> by B-.
> Liz Fried
> Ann Arbor
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> > [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Deborah Millier
> > Sent: Tue, May 11, 2004 3:39 PM
> > To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: [b-hebrew] agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?
> >
> >
> > Dear B-Hebrew Listers,
> >
> > In Psa. 33:12 we read:
> >
> > WYHL)  HWHY  R$)  YWGH  YR$)
> > WL  HLXNL  RXB  M(H
> >
> > It is usually translated something like:
> >
> > Happy is the nation whose God is YHWH,
> > The people whom He has chosen as His inheritance.
> >
> > Now, whats to prevent me from here understanding YHWH
> > as affected patient (i.e. the chosen) and Ha-AM as
> > agent (i.e. the one doing the choosing)?  This would
> > produce a translation something like:
> >
> > Happy is the nation whose God is YHWH,
> > The people that has chosen Him to be its inheritance.
> >
> > This rendition:
> >
> > 1) makes perfect (better?) sense in context.
> > 2) maintains synonymous parallelism.
> > 3) has attested meaning in other portions of the
> > TaNaKH.
> >
> > As always, your feedback is appreciated.  Thanks in
> > advance.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > -- Michael Millier
> >
> >
> >
> >
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