[b-hebrew] b-hebrew No niph'al!

pporta at oham.net pporta at oham.net
Mon Mar 24 14:42:09 EDT 2008


excuse, please, my mistake in my precedent mail.
Verb "marad" has no use in the niph'al  (= passive voice) either in the 
bible or in today Hebrew.
So, hardly can the meaning of Niph'al Infinitive absolute be good or fitting 
the text in the link you gave (as the author states...).
I am afraid that the only possible meaning, in practice, for "Nimrod" is the 
first person plural future active: "we will rebel".


Pere Porta

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Nimrod?

> First, what does the name Nimrod mean? It comes from the Hebrew verb 
> marad, meaning "rebel." Adding an "n" before the "m" it becomes an 
> infinitive construct, "Nimrod." (see Kautzsch 1910: 137 2b, also BDB 1962: 
> 597). The meaning then is "The Rebel." Thus "Nimrod" may not be the 
> character's name at all. It is more likely a derisive term of a type, a 
> representative, of a system that is epitomized in rebellion against the 
> Creator, the one true God. Rebellion began soon after the Flood as 
> civilizations were restored. At that time this person became very 
> prominent.
> go to
> http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/nimrod.html
> My question is, is this true?
> Eva Ritsema
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