[b-hebrew] Proverbs 13:1 (was Using an unpointed text)

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 14:04:19 EDT 2007

Dear David:

On 8/26/07, David Kummerow <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hebrew backwards gapping was also raised by Freedman years ago. I
> haven't checked whether O'Connor makes reference. Isa 1:3 is the verse
> discussed.
> Freedman, David Noel. 1985. "What the Ass and the Ox Know—But the
> Scholars Don't." Bible Review 1: 42-44.
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.

How is this an example of backwards gapping?

This verse is made up of four clauses that work together. All four
have a subject, three have a verb, Isaiah 1:3b takes as understood the
verb from 1:3a. 1:3c and 1:3d lack an object, but again the ownership
and provision is understood from the earlier clauses.

Karl W. Randolph.

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