[b-hebrew] ET HA-

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Sun Feb 5 19:58:35 EST 2012


The את here is just the preposition 'with', creating the sense of 'along with'. Pure and simple.


GEORGE ATHAS
Director of Postgraduate Studies,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia


From: Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu<mailto:if at math.bu.edu>>
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 18:03:21 -0500
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Subject: [b-hebrew] ET HA-

In 1Sam. 17:34 we find UBA HA-ARIY W-ET HA-DOB, 'and there came a
lion, and a bear'

וּבָא הָאֲרִי וְאֶת הַדּוֹב

It appears to me that ET HA- is but a separated ATAH, 'you' in the
sense of 'this'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University



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