[b-hebrew] Joshua 2:1 and 17, Questions

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 06:51:47 EDT 2007


    Your grammatical questions:

    1. Shwuatekh hazeh, $B)TK  HZH ,is indeed a mistake

 of an an ancient scribe since the modifier should

 have been in the F. as you noted.

    2.  Hishbatanu, H$B(TNW ,is correct. Two

men are addressing a female: F single form in

the Hiphil perfect, plus the attached pronominal

 suffix for plural.

   Uri Hurwitz  

 

Dear B-Hebrew,    Last night I read a couple of chapters of Joshua for leisure, and  there are a couple of things that I noticed that I wanted to ask  about:    (1) Although $BW(H /shevu'ah/ [ùáåòä] is feminine, it is modified with  the masculine ZH /zeh/ [æä] in 2:17:    ðÀ÷ÄéÌÄí àÂðÇçÀðåÌ îÄùÌÑÀáËòÈúÅêÀ äÇæÌÆä àÂùÑÆø äÄùÑÀáÌÇòÀúÌÈðåÌ  NQYM )NXNW M$B(TK HZH )$R H$B(TNW    Come to think of it, why is H$B(tnW masculine, when it is talking about Rahab?    (2) Is there any reason why the NIV footnote says that the word ZWNH  /zonah/ [æåðä] can be translated as "innkeeper"?    Thanks,  Jason  

 
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