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

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Tue May 11 17:22:56 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
Dear Harold,
Yes, I was thinking this must be the case.
But then why not a resumptive phrase bo or bm in the rest of the sentence?
The people (that) he chose it/them for himself.
I think that you'd have to do that in modern Hebrew.
Liz Fried
Ann Arbor

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