[b-hebrew] Ecclesiastes 3:11

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 09:05:58 EST 2007


On Nov 16, 2007 12:40 PM, Martin Shields wrote:

> No, as I think I've said before, I can find no examples which include
> אשר. Indeed, I do think it should be read as "without which people
> cannot find..." as I've argued previously. Of course, it is not quite
> true that this is exactly the same as saying "with which people can
> find..."

Is it possible that the author of Qohelet is here trying to write in Hebrew
a phrase using a specific word structure that is more natural in an Indo-
European language, such as Greek (the phrase being something of the
sort of "without which a man will not find")?

Yitzhak Sapir


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