[b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring'

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Thu Jul 11 02:14:53 EDT 2013


There's no evidence at all for your hypothesis, Jonathan. Kaph is not a guttural. Heth is. It's a common mistake to think they are both gutturals, but they aren't. Kaph is just a fricative. You can hawk up a lot of spit with it, but it's not a guttural. There's no shin causation going on here. Your hypothesis will also run aground on the semantics, as the root שׁלח covers are fairly different range of meanings to הלך. I think in this particular case the English translation of Exod 8.11 (using 'let go') and perhaps your Swahili is leading you down a Hebrew cul de sac. Repent, brother! Turn around and come back. :P


GEORGE ATHAS
Dean of Research,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia

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