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

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 11:16:26 EST 2006

On 11/12/06, Yigal Levin wrote:
> 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".

Kenneth's reference to Job 14:8 is close, where the root mwt is applied to
gz( and is used in parallel with the root zqn and $r$.

Yitzhak Sapir

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