[b-hebrew] The Name "Joseph"
jan.hagen at gmx.de
Tue Jan 15 18:49:13 EST 2008
On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 10:32:08 EST
JimStinehart at aol.com wrote:
> An ultra literal translation of Genesis 30: 24 is: “Added YHWH to me son
> another”. In English, the word “another” must precede the word “son”, giving
> us the following literal translation: “Added YHWH to me another son.” Why
> the peculiar reference to “another son”? Gesenius says that this Hebrew word “
> another” especially means: one that follows a first or second, etc. Why is
> Rachel choosing such a circumspect name for her son? Why does Rachel seem to
> be saying, and emphasizing, that Joseph should be viewed as being just “another
Why don't you read YSP as participle, which it is, and read v24 as a nominal wish sentence?
Rachel wishes another son after Joseph , and not him being another son.
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