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

Yonah Mishael yonahmishael at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 00:23:09 EDT 2006

I have never heard of this book, and I don't know where I could get my
hands on it. What different light could this book shine on what
"gender" means (beyond just "feminine")? Generally it has to do with
agreement between a noun and its modifiers, regardless of the natural
gender of the given noun -- que yo sepa.


On 9/26/06, Reinhard G. Lehmann <lehmann at uni-mainz.de> wrote:
>  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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Yonah Mishael ben Avraham
Joplin, MO
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