[b-hebrew] Definite articles and proper names in B-Hebrew

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 09:43:59 EDT 2009

We need to distinguish between the Hebrew use of the word שם and the English
“name”: the English makes a differentiation between “name” and “title”,
whereas Biblical Hebrew uses שם for both, and more, much more. E.g. Isaiah
9:5 ויקרא שמו is more accurately in English translated as “a list of his
attributes are”, not even a title.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM, James Christian
<jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Again, I repeat and restress my original question. If Elohim in the
> creation
> account is to be understood as a strict title what are the contextual clues
> that make it understood as such? There is no construct form in berewith
> bara
> Elohim ...
> James Christian

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