[b-hebrew] Los Lunas and the ninth commandment

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 16:57:38 EDT 2008

Dear Ted:

The prefixed B- has a very broad meaning. As I posted elsewhere,

"B- (prefix) in, but in a very broad usage, broader than English to include
location (where in English we sometimes use "near", "on" and "upon"), as an
indicator of instrumentality "by means of" or "by use of" or "(by) cost of",
an indicator of possession, used by many verbs to indicate the object of the
verb including R)H and its synonyms"

In this case, the neighbor is the one being talked about, the indirect
object of the verb. The direct object is indicated by the L- prefix, i.e.
the one to whom the answer is being made.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 10:05 AM, Ted Walther <ted at reactor-core.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 12:32:03PM -0700, K Randolph wrote:
> Here are the questions.  They concern the ninth commandment.
>> I noticed that the prefix "B" can mean in or with.  So I put this on my
> own mezuzah:
> Although untraditional, is there any merit to the latter two
> understandings of the ninth commandment?
> Ted
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