[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 45, Issue 35

Reinhard G. Lehmann lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Tue Sep 26 12:46:23 EDT 2006

 From time to time it would be a good idea to have a look at
Diethelm Michel, Grundlegung einer hebräischen Syntax. Teil 1: Genus und 
Numerus des Nomens,
Neukirchen 1977 and 2nd edition 2004
to get some idea what a "feminine" really was...

Reinhard G. Lehmann
> I think you would do well to read about noun patterns in /Biblical
> Hebrew Syntax/ by Waltke and O'Connor (pages 83-94), paying specific
> attention to ?5.6, entitled "Patterns with Prefixing," on pages 90-92.
> ?5.6.c addresses the T-prefix.

>> And so I wonder
>> whether there would be agreement to the following 'idea' (based on
>> Gesenius's reasoning) that while this concept was masterful, strong,
>> dominant and hence a masculine ideal; it is rather by absolute contrast a
>> productive, sustaining, nourishing concept! and hence feminine.  (All this
>> assuming that Torah is understood along the lines that it means nore
>> teaching and guiding and instruction rather than the negative concept of
>> 'Law' as assumed in some circles)
>> What are your thoughts on this?

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