[b-hebrew] ET HA-
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.
Director of Postgraduate Studies,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
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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