[b-hebrew] Someone knows?

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Apr 18 08:53:20 EDT 2011

Notice that in all these examples, to wit: qamtem, sartem, v'nastem,  
(all, by the way, with a "delayed" dagesh in the T), the performer of  
the act is also the receiver of the act. In HAMITEM of Nm. 17:6 the  
perpetrators of the act MWT are MO$EH and AHARON, while its  
"beneficiaries" are the people of Israel.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 18, 2011, at 1:47 AM, Pere Porta wrote:

> Karl,
> In a first approach I think you may be right.
> 1. Concerning the form -------> we have parallels of your proposed  
> (hamtem)
> form in
> a. Nm 32:14: qamtem
> b. Dt 9:16: sartem
> c. Zc 14:5: v'nastem
> 2. Concerning the meaning:
> Maybe we have here a construction similar (not identical!) to that  
> in Dt
> 7:23 (v'hamam).
> But I find here a problem; Karl.
> In a context of death and destruction (see 16:35 and the preceding
> verses)....  isn't it more logical the meaning "you killed"   -namely,
> related to verb "MWT"-   than any meaning related to verb HWM?
> Remark: the LXX writes "apektágkate", you killed: in the 3rd  
> century b.C.E
> (2,300 years ago). they understood "HMTM" as being related to verb  
> "MWT" and
> not to verb "HWM".
> Friendly,
> Pere Porta

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