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

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Tue May 11 17:03:13 EDT 2004


Dear Liz,

>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-.

HH: It is a relative clause that lacks the relative pronoun, the 
relative pronoun being understood: "the people that (asher) He chose."

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard



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