[b-hebrew] translation help
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Wed May 26 13:22:37 EDT 2004
Hebrew has a lexical passive, the niphal form of the verb.
While this form does not have a passive meaning in some
verbs, it does in others, such as "to find."
The word nimtsa, NMC), is passive in meaning.
Everyone who was found written in the book.
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> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of daleofberkeley
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] translation help
> Hello Biblical Hebrew,
> I have been recommended to you by the helpful folks at the Biblical
> Studies Group.
> I was asking for some assistance with the translation of a phrase in
> the book of Daniel. At the end of the first verse of chapter 12, the
> KJV has: "everyone that shall be found written in the book." I was
> wondering if it would be possible to translate this as: "everyone
> that finds the writing in the book." or "everyone that has found what
> is written in the book." I was informed that the problem with such
> alternatives as these is that the original language requires that
> the "found" be in the passive voice, which, if so, I can take as a
> final answer to my question. All I need to know now is what the
> indicator is, in the original text, which determines a passive voice
> for this verb.
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