[b-hebrew] "The Negev" at Genesis 12: 9 Is Not the Negev

Bill Rea bill.rea at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Aug 14 17:23:15 EDT 2008

Jim wrote:-

> The directional suffix he/H at the end of ?the negev? at Genesis 12: 9 is
> hard to translate accurately into English.  Although the English words ?to? or
> ?
> toward? are usually used, the concept is actually movement in an indicated
> direction.  Instead of ?toward the South?, consider the following alternative
> wording/paraphrase:

Actually its not difficult to translate this if you are prepared to accept a
somewhat old fashioned rendering. You could simply say ``he travelled
Negev-ward''. If you want to render Negev as south then you would translate
``he travelled southwards''.

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