[b-hebrew] Qoheleth 7:27

pporta at oham.net pporta at oham.net
Sat Mar 15 14:27:35 EDT 2008

There is a similar instance in Zec 8:21 but here "akhat" seems to refer to 
"ir", town, which is a feminine.
Now, several instances are attested in the Bible where the feminine absolute 
adjective means what you call "neuter".
Look at www.oham.net/out/N-t/N-t123.html
Maybe this helps.

Pere Porta
Barcelona (Spain)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Snider" <sarasotapt at comcast.net>
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Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 6:38 PM
Subject: [b-hebrew] Qoheleth 7:27

>I am working on Ecclesiastes 7:27, which uses two feminine adjectives
> 'echadh (not sure what transliteration scheme to use here).  Is anyone
> aware of an independant usage of the feminine adjective to refer to
> something that is grammatically masculine?  In other words, my
> inclination is to translated this as "I compared one woman to another in
> order to find an explanation/conclusion.
> If you have some concrete examples that this should be translated as a
> neuter one thing to another thing, I would be interested in the verses.
> I do not have any theological axe to grind here, but want to reflect
> what Solomon really meant.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ron Snider,
> Pastor-teacher
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