[b-hebrew] 1 Kings 8:27 - how much less this house that I have builded (interrogative)

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 08:52:17 EST 2010


Why look at translations?

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 12:15 AM, schmuel <schmuel at nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Greetings to the b-hebrew crew !
> In this verse:
> 1 Kings 8:27 (KJB)
> But will God indeed dwell on the earth?
> behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee;
> how much less this house that I have builded?
> We have a double interrogative in the AV.

I don’t see the double interrogative in Hebrew.

This is a phrase that has no exact equivalent in English, which the
translators of the AV decided would make best sense if translated as an
interrogative. As far as I can tell, it is not an interrogative in Hebrew.

> Shalom,
> Steven Avery
> Queens, NY
> Karl W. Randolph.

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