[b-hebrew] Eccl 4:10 plural

Giuseppe Regalzi regalzi at interfree.it
Wed Jul 20 15:30:46 EDT 2005


Dave Washburn wrote:

> I came across this and the plural verb has me baffled:
>
> KIY )IM YIP.OLW. HF)EXAD
>
> BHS doesn't show any textual variant here, so I wonder: does anybody have
> an idea why we have the plural verb YIP.OLW. with "the one", HFEXAD, as
> its subject?????

As the text stands, the subject of YIP.OLW. is HA$.:NAYIM in the previous 
verse. Note the zaqef over YIP.OLW.

The verse is not without its problems, though: if both fall, how can "the
one" help the other to get up again?

Giuseppe

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