[b-hebrew] Taw added to Verbs

kgraham0938 at comcast.net kgraham0938 at comcast.net
Thu May 10 21:36:30 EDT 2007

Hey Brak, the 3 rd feminine singular prefix pronoun looks the same as the 2nd masculine singular prefix pronoun.   So it is not "and you said the woman..." it is "and she said."  The prefix is referring to the woman.

So when you put it all together it is "and the woman said..."

Kelton Graham 
KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: Brak <Brak at neo.rr.com> 

> From my understanding whenever a Taw is added to the beginning of a 
> verb it adds the word "you". 
> For example, in the Ten Commandments you have: 
> LO) T.IR:CFX which would translate "no you kill" 
> Now my question involves the text in Adam and Eve story in Genesis. 
> In Gen 3:2 you have: 
> Now from my understanding it would be translated as "And you said the woman" 
> Now that just seems weird to me. To have "And said the woman" would make 
> much more sense, but you don't have the word )FMAR you have T.O)MER 
> So what is going on here? 
> -- 
> B"H 
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