[b-hebrew] Sorting Hebrew

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 19:51:22 EST 2006


On 11/27/06, Bob MacDonald <bobmacdonald at shaw.ca> wrote:
> One of the technical things that makes life difficult for an English speaker
> is the finding of words in a lexicon....
>
> But the worst aspect of the BDB is that several words are not in what an
> English speaker would consider a natural order at all ... - for Psalm 89, the
> word TBL is listed for whatever reason under Yod!
>
Do you mean verse 12 (11 in English)? "earth and its fulness" is also
found in Psalm 50:12.

> What is going on in the minds of those who sort the fiery letters?...
>
You'll have to ask BDB. Listing it under yod makes absolutely no sense
that I can see.

> Did the ancients have a concept of sort? Or even dictionary lookup?
>
> Bob



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