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

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 27 18:54:23 EDT 2007

Could I suggest read the article and see how the author argues that this 
is a case of backwards ellipsis. I couldn't be bothered going into this 
topic myself; I just raised the reference for those interested.

If you don't have access, I can send you a pdf if you like.


> 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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