[b-hebrew] accent mark question Ps 45:7 and Dagesh in Isaiah 8:11

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Oct 31 13:18:01 EST 2005


The answer to both is context.

The context of Psalms is that there is only one God, 
therefore a throne cannot be a god.

As for the Isaiah verse, I will attempt no answer as to why 
the Masoretes pointed it the way they did, however the 
context indicates that this is a Hiphil from the verb SWR.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: kgraham0938 at comcast.net
> My question is two fold in Psalm 45:7 K:S:`A:KA E:LOHIYM
>   the tipha under the alef of ' E:LOHIYM does that represent a pause?
> So is it, "your throne, O God is forever and ever?"
> "Or can one get away with Your throne is God, forever and ever?"
> Second question is YISS:R"NIY in Isaiah 8:11, why is there a dagesh 
> in the samech?  And if this thing is imperfect why isn't there a 
> dagesh in the yod?   Looks to me like the yod there is part of the 
> root, not part of a vav conversive.  Looks like a Piel but I guess 
> it is not.
> --
> Kelton Graham
> KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

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