[b-hebrew] Psa 1,1f

Dave Washburn davidlwashburn at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 23:26:07 EDT 2012

Thanks. It's a principle that I've tried to preach for a long time, and
it's the reason why I do my very best to avoid poetic texts when trying to
sort out Hebrew syntax. Of course, it reduces my corpus for syntactic study
of biblical Hebrew by more than half, but everything in life is a trade-off!

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:

> That's a really good comment, Dave! I'm glad you posted it.
> Director of Postgraduate Studies,
> Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
> Sydney, Australia
> From: Dave Washburn <davidlwashburn at gmail.com<mailto:
> davidlwashburn at gmail.com>>
> Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:20:12 -0700
> To: B-Hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> >>
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Psa 1,1f
> I would narrow this down to say that, yes, it's biblical Hebrew, and yes,
> there are discernible syntactic patterns to biblical Hebrew. But we
> shouldn't spend too much time trying to explain "exceptions" if they appear
> in poetry, because poetry in all languages I've ever looked at (12 or so)
> will often produce "exceptions" deliberately.
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