[b-hebrew] MX&OP in Gen 30:37
yaakov_s at rad.com
Mon Nov 26 15:55:45 EST 2007
> This is a participle, part of a subordinate clause. The whole phrase
> ????? ???? ???? ?? ??????
> MX&P HLBN )$R (L HVQLWT
> making bare the white which was upon the sticks.
Which is, as I said originally, what the classic commentators say
This is certainly a possibility, and being a participle explains why
is no "et" as one would expect from other verb forms.
But do you agree with the massoretic vocalization with a "holam haser" ?
I can't think of any other examples of the grammatical form M--O-
used in this way.
Isaac saw the form as a noun,
more particularly the MA being "the thing which is".
This fits the grammatical form, but leaves the syntax problematic.
Yaakov (J) Stein
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