[b-hebrew] Why not ")ULBAN"?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 10:16:33 EDT 2011


Pere:

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Karl,
>
> by "CV" you mean Consonant + Vowel?
>
> Pere Porta
>
> Yes.

But I just did something that I should have done earlier, namely look up the
uses of the verb LBN in Tanakh. It is used all but once as a hiphil (the one
exception is a hitpael) with a meaning that is best translated as a passive
in English. Remember, translation ≠ meaning in the original language, and in
this case the active meaning in Biblical Hebrew comes out as a passive in
Indo-European languages. Just a quirk in translation.

Hope this helps.

Karl W. Randolph.



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