[b-hebrew] prepositions and grammar

Michael Abernathy mabernathy at isot.com
Wed Oct 5 16:38:44 EDT 2005

"Great. And how do you know the idea, if you ignore the grammar?"
You don't ignore the grammar. You have to understand the grammar of both 
"Became to a living soul" is not good English.
Become simply does not take a prepositional phrase as its object in English.
As for other examples,
Exodus 4:3, 7:10, 7:12  Moses' staff became  (le) a serpent.
Deuteronomy 26:5 became a (le) great nation
Joshua 7:5 the heart of the people melted and became (le) water
Judges 1:33 became (le) tributary to them
Judges 8:27 it became (le) a snare to Gideon and to his family
Ruth 4:13 she became to him (le) a wife
2 Sam 8:2 the Moabites became (le) servants to David
Psalm 114:2 Judah became (le) a sanctuary to him
Isaiah 63:10 he changed himself to become (le) an enemy to them

Since you asked how I ignore the grammar, let me ask you, what grammars 
and lexicons are you using for Hebrew and English?
The definition I gave you for le is a standard definition found in 
Michael Abernathy

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