[b-hebrew] ET HA-

David Kolinsky yishalom at sbcglobal.net
Sun Feb 5 22:05:46 EST 2012

The preposition ?eT meaning "with" comes from the verb ?aTaH meaning "to come /  
approach" (Is21:12;41:5;56:9,12)(Jr3:22)(Ps68:32)(Pr1:27)(Jb16:22;30:14;37:22). 

Which is very unlike the word ?aTaH meaning "you" that was originally ?aNTaH (similar to in Arabic), which itself comes from the same ?aNa which means "I" which in Hebrew is ?aNY.  (The word ?aNoKhY is from an entirely different root).

David Kolinsky
Monterey CA

--- On Sun, 2/5/12, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au> wrote:

From: George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] ET HA-
To: "B-Hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Sunday, February 5, 2012, 5:22 PM

Perhaps. More likely, David is using rhetorical flourish here to create a snowballing effect: one after the other, as though both the lion and the bear practically formed a single menace.

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 20:04:06 -0500
To: George Athas <george.athas at moore.edu.au<mailto:george.athas at moore.edu.au>>
Cc: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] ET HA-

They came together?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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