[b-hebrew] Job 37:3

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Nov 14 13:03:44 EST 2008

Thanks for the reply.

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:07 PM, <pporta at oham.net> wrote:

> Pere:
>> Starting with Genesis 1:12 "its kind" MYNHW, again in Genesis 6:20 and
>> 7:14.
>> R)H "neighbor" has the -W suffix over 100 times as R(HW. MQNHW is found 8
>> times. If I looked more, I could probably find many more examples.
> [PP]
> Yes, but these are MASCULINE nouns. We were discussing about FEMININE nouns
> ending in a -H.

How do you know that Y$RH is not a masculine noun, a happax legomenon? It
fits the context. All other uses of Y$RH is as an adjective or adverb.

> ________
>  Incidentally, looking up Y$RTW which was the form I expected to find for
>> the
>> noun Y$RH, I found the verb $RT for every example.
> [PP]
> Yes, as in Nm 3:31. Remark that here the final letter is Shureq, not WO
> (waw + holam), which would be the normal or usual end for Y$RTW.
> In a more simple way: final -TW is a quite different thing from -TWO. Or
> even more simple: -tu is not the same thing as -to.
> You forget that I read the text unpointed, and except for a few brief
glances at a pointed text for discussion purposes, have not read a pointed
text in years. Hence I have to look for contextual clues to recognize the
meanings of words. Further, I have found sufficiently many places where the
pointing is demonstrably wrong as an indicator of meaning, therefore I look
to context, syntax, grammar and meaning as being more sure than the pointing
to recognize what a verse says.

All these other clues point to a meaning where Y$RHW in this verse is a

> Friendly,
> Pere Porta
> It's discussions like this that stretch my mind, so I thank you for your

Karl W. Randolph.

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