[b-hebrew] Taw added to Verbs

kgraham0938 at comcast.net kgraham0938 at comcast.net
Fri May 11 11:03:16 EDT 2007


In Biblical Hebrew, the normal word order is verb-subject.  So the 'she' contained in )mr refers to the subject, which is 'woman.'  So when you translate it to English you can properly translate it as "and the woman said..."

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Kelton Graham 
KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

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

> What is the reason behind the text using this prefix? Why not just )MR ? 
> What the significance in saying "And she said, the woman, ....." instead 
> of just "And said the woman"? 
> 
> B"H 
> John 
> 
> "If you don't behave as you believe, you will end by believing as you 
> behave." 
> -Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. 
> 
> 
> kgraham0938 at comcast.net wrote: 
> 
> >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 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >>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: 
> >>WA/T.O)MER HF/)I$.FH 
> >> 
> >>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 
> >>John Steven 
> >> 
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