[b-hebrew] Lehrg(ebäude) in Gesenius

Søren Holst sh at teol.ku.dk
Wed May 19 07:51:34 EDT 2004

That would be "Lehrgebäude" (German for approximately "edifice of learning") -- the title of Gesenius' own Hebrew Grammar in it's original 1817 edition published by F.C.W. Vogel in Leipzig. The page numbers in your quote fit the 1817 edition fine. The subsequent reference to "Hebrew Grammar Section 106, 2, b" could be to any other grammar in existence prior to 1846 when the translation was done, of which the 1979 Baker Books dictionary is a reprint.

all the best
Soren, Copenhagen

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> Dear Biblical Hebrew List Members,
> In H. W. F. Gesenius, Gesenius's Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old
> Testament, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1979). Page 49,
> Section 433, right column, first paragraph, Section B,
> Gesenius makes reference to Lehrg. in the following statement. 
>  "the plural noun elohim is used in a singular sense, of the one
> almighty God, the plural form elohim, indicating God's majesty and
> excellence, (compare as to the plural majestatis or excellentice, Lehrg.
> Page 663, 664), Hebrew Grammar Section 106, 2, b) and is constructed
> with a verb and adjective in the singular tense, (e.g. 2 Kings 19:4, 16;
> Psalm 7:10, Psalm 57:3; Psalm 78:56, Genesis 1:1, 3 seq.)." 
> However, unlike most other books which indicate what their abbreviations
> mean, I have not been able to discover a list or key explaining
> Gesenius's abbreviations, particularly who Lehrg. is.
> Does anyone know who Lehrg. is, and the full reference, publisher, city
> of publication etc. ?
> Thank you.
> Mr Engmann
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