[b-hebrew] Re: agent or patient in Psa. 33:12?
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Fri May 14 10:50:59 EDT 2004
>>>>)$RY HGWY )$R YHWH )LHYW
>>>>H(M BHR LNXLH LW
>>HH: Yes, I think it does hold up. If there were an understood
>>"whom," as you suggest is possible, then one would expect the
>>antecedent to the understood relative pronoun to directly precede
>>the relative clause. Here the antecedent would seem to be YHWH,
>>which does not directly precede the clause. ...
>Not necessarily. The antecedent could be "their God", i.e. "their
>God, whom they chose for themselves", with the relative clause
>explaining (rather than restricting) the meaning of "their God".
>Also the rule that the antecedent immediately follows the relative
>clause is not absolute, even in English. But then I am not trying to
>argue for this interpretation.
HH: O.K., thanks, now I understand your thinking. I am glad you are
not arguing for the interpretation, for I still find it quite
awkward. One would expect either )$R to precede H(M or BW to follow
BHR with the proposed interpretation.
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