[b-hebrew] Sorting senses of $M(

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 01:01:12 EDT 2009


Dana:

2009/4/24 dana densmore <danadensmore at hotmail.com>

>
> "One thing I'm wondering about is whether you all find in Tanakh a sense of
> "listen" in the English meaning of active listening, not just passive
> hearing, and distinguished from the use of "listen" as a synonym for "obey".
>  Does that sense appear in Tanakh, as you read it?
>
> I mean this as a question about Biblical Hebrew, not theology.  Can we,
> based on the way we find the root used in the text, say something useful
> about the semantic range of this word in Biblical Hebrew?
> Thanks!
> Dana Densmore
>
> It is my understanding that this is the primary use of the word, namely
active listening.

Karl W. Randolph.



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