[b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring' (K Randolph)

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 16 01:45:57 EDT 2013


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM, Jerry Shepherd <jshepherd53 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Karl: "This is completely backwards—I don’t straitjacket the text, rather
> the text leads to the understanding.  If one defines each word’s use by
> its immediate context, if taken to its logical conclusion, results in
> linguistic chaos where meanings are subject to one’s personal whims. There
> needs to be some discipline. What do you suggest should be the discipline?"
> Jerry: When you come to the biblical text with the preconceived notion
> that a lexeme in all its occurrences has "one unique meaning" you are
> inevitably going to distort the text.   Languages don't work that way;
> texts don't work that way.  The recognition that a lexeme can have
> different meanings by no way leads to linguistic chaos.  That is simply a
> fiction of your imagination.  Yes, there is a discipline, and the grand
> majority of biblical scholars are well trained in that discipline.  In
> the next day or two, I'll start a separate thread on a particular Hebrew
> word to demonstrate how that discipline works.

This is a nonsense answer, in that you haven’t defined your terms.

> Blessings,
> Jerry
> Jerry Shepherd
> Taylor Seminary
> Edmonton, Alberta
> jshepherd53 at gmail.com
> Karl W. Randolph.
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