[b-hebrew] suffixes

R. Lehmann lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Thu Mar 1 16:11:46 EST 2012

"ill posed question"?
No! ill deduced answers. Not worth discussing.

Dr. Reinhard G. Lehmann
Academic Director
Research Unit on Ancient Hebrew & Epigraphy
FB 01/ Faculty of Protestant Theology
Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
D-55099 Mainz
lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Subsidia et Instrumenta Linguarum Orientis (SILO):

Am 01.03.2012 um 19:25 schrieb Isaac Fried:

> I have looked at the paper and did not find reason the change by it my naive 
> understanding of the compiled word VAYI$TAXU וישתחו of Gen 18:2. 
> Instead of asking the ill posed question of what is the root of this word, 
> I just observe that the radical letters are here $X. 
> Prefixed in the word is the verb WA = BA, 'be'. 
> In addition, the word includes the three personal pronouns YI, TA, U, 
> namely, היא, אתה הוא HI, (AT) ATAH, HU, all identifying Abraham, 
> who performed the act by himself upon himself.
> In HI$TAXAWU (Ps. 29:2) the letter W gives the impression of being radical, 
> making $AXAW sound like the related $AKAB שכב 
> It is possible to explain this enigma by seeking the origin 
> of HI) היא in היה = חיה, HAYAH = XAYAH, and HU) 
> in הוה = חוה  HAWAH = XAWAH, as in אביו = אביהוּ ABIYW = ABIYHU, 
> and אחיו = אחיהוּ AXIYW = AXIHU. 
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Feb 28, 2012, at 12:33 PM, R. Lehmann wrote:
>> Read the important article:
>> Siegfried Kreuzer, Zur Bedeutung und Etymologie von hištah.awah/ yšth.wy:
>> Vetus Testamentum XXXV,1 (1985), S. 39-60
>> There is all you need to know.

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