[b-hebrew] Karnaim

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Nov 10 17:12:14 EST 2004


On 10/11/2004 21:18, Karl Randolph wrote:

>Peter:
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>My concordance lists only once where QRN is used as a noun for rays, Habakkuk 3:4, and there the plural is QRNYM.
>
>Karl W. Randolph.
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But is it plural or dual? Two hands, so two rays? The form is 
unambiguously dual, but the meaning does not necessarily follow.

But my question was in fact more about post-biblical Hebrew, where the 
sense "ray" is common.

>----- Original Message -----
>From: Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
>
>  
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>> But is the dual in fact used as a more general plural when 
>>the meaning is "rays"?
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