[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:6
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Oct 2 03:58:42 EDT 2005
> If you are reading a text other than the MT please inform us. Otherwise,
> we have to conclude that you are *not* reading the MT.
To begin with, as you know, punctuation is alien to the MT, and is
reconstructed only tentatively.
> Example: Verse 7's `aphar, which at least you agree means dust, is not in
> the same clause as vayyippax as your below translation indicates. That is
> indeed your error regarding syntax.
You rely on the rule that wayiqtol is clause-initial. Ok.
Dust of the ground, [it] blew into his face.
The Lord God brought forward the man, dust of the ground. It [the dust] blew
into his face.
> We understand your shtick is that of the iconoclast, but is the MT really
> your target, too? Out of one side of your mouth you hold to the most
> reactionary of grammatical views of the wayyiqtol verb form (vav-converted
Reaction is often a return to the comnmon sense, you see.
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