[b-hebrew] Eccl 4:10 plural

Giuseppe Regalzi regalzi at interfree.it
Fri Jul 22 11:49:14 EDT 2005


>> As the text stands, the subject of YIP.OLW. is HA$.:NAYIM in the previous
>> verse. Note the zaqef over YIP.OLW.
>
> Syntactically, I don't see how this can be.  First, there's a verse
> (sentence) break indicated.  I know those are somewhat artificial in
> places, but it must be considered.  Second, the whole thing is inside the
> KIY )IM subordinating structure, which helps separate it from the previous
> clause/verse.  The NIV translates as though HFEXFD is the subject of
> YIP.OLW. where the RSV goes the way you suggest.  'Twould appear that
> others have had the same problem with it.

Sorry, I expressed myself poorly. What I meant was: As the text stands, the
(implied) subject of YIP.OLW. is HA$.:NAYIM, (mentioned) in the previous 
verse.

Giuseppe




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