[b-hebrew] Genesis 2:15 and 2:17 is garden feminine?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun Nov 12 02:39:19 EST 2006


This is true to our minds. The question is whether to the ancient Israelite 
the terms "xayyim" and "mavvet" applied to flora. There are other terms for 
plants drying up, such as "nabal".

Yigal Levin

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Subject: [b-hebrew] Genesis 2:15 and 2:17 is garden feminine?


> The only quote that I could find about a plant dying is Job 14:8 about a
> tree's stock dying and maybe Psalm 78:47 about vines and a tree being 
> killed
> (using a different verb in this quote). If a garden is alive, then maybe 
> it
> can die. People usually say that plants and trees live and die, so maybe
> gardens do too.
>
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