[b-hebrew] suffixes

James Spinti jspinti at eisenbrauns.com
Thu Mar 1 16:47:28 EST 2012


As was already posted, the comparative Semitic data shows that the hishtafel binyan was in existence in ancient Hebrew. The only surviving member by the time the Hebrew Bible was written (whenever that was!) is this verb. The root is only in question if you refuse to accept the comparative data--which is like saying that English doesn't have any French or Latin words in it!

James
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On Mar 1, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Isaac Fried wrote:

> Sorry, but as long as the root is ill defined, the question as to  
> what is the root is ill posed.
> 
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> 
> On Mar 1, 2012, at 4:11 PM, R. Lehmann wrote:
> 
>> "ill posed question"?
>> No! ill deduced answers. Not worth discussing.
>> 
>> 
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>> ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ 
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>> 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
>> Germany
>> lehmann at uni-mainz.de
>> http://www.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/116.php
>> http://www.ev.theologie.uni-mainz.de/297.php
>> KUSATU:
>> http://www.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/155.php
>> Subsidia et Instrumenta Linguarum Orientis (SILO):
>> http://www.hebraistik.uni-mainz.de/182.php
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 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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