The Participle

The participle shares characteristics with nouns and with verbs.  Like nouns, the participle has gender, number, definiteness, and case. Like verbs, the participle can take an object, has voice (active/passive), has tense (determined by context), and has aspect. However, it must be kept in mind that the participle in biblical Hebrew (and in other Semitic languages, likeContinue reading “The Participle”

Ruth 1:8 – Ketiv Qere

This video introduces ‘ketiv qere’ – instances where the Masoretes noted the correct reading of a word in the margin of the text.  A ketiv qere occurs in Ruth 1:8.  This video is a little longer than normal. For those who are interested in learning what the marginal notes mean in the BHS, Page Kelley hasContinue reading “Ruth 1:8 – Ketiv Qere”