[b-hebrew] 2Sam24:1 subjects

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Aug 10 18:35:59 EDT 2005


On Wednesday 10 August 2005 15:53, Ben Crick wrote:
> On Wed 10 Aug 2005 (10:56:34), dwashbur at nyx.net wrote:
> > A much better example of ambiguous subjects would be that wonderful
> > verse in  Kings - I can't seem to find it right now but I'm not near
> > any resources and  am just doing this off the top of my head, so to
> > speak - where YHWH killed a  whole enemy army during the night, and the
> > KJV gives that delightful  rendering that goes something like "When
> > they awoke in the morning, they were  all dead."  As the German soldier
> > said in the movie "Bedknobs and  Broomsticks," ein gute Trick!
>
>  2 Kings 19:35 = Isaiah 37:36
>
>  Oh, and it's ein guter Trick.

Thanks, on both counts.  I often wondered about the grammar of that German 
phrase...

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Dave Washburn
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