[b-hebrew] Genesis 17:19 (Joseph Justiss)

Joseph Justiss jljustiss at msn.com
Fri Oct 30 11:05:53 EDT 2009


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I am struck by the author's choice of verbal forms in Gen 17:19. In describing the forthcoming event of Sarah's bearing a son, the author uses a feminine participle instead of a yqtl. What, in your opinions, is the exegetical significance of this--if there is any. Is the sense something like: Sarah is a bearer for you...Or is there no real difference semantically between the use of the participle here and the use of a yqtl?

 

Joe Justiss
 		 	   		  
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