Author Archives: Richard C. McDonald
For more information on the negative particle לְבִלְתִּי see Gesenius §114s. Also, see BDB pg. 116b.
The verb עגן in Ruth 1:13b
In the video on Ruth 1:13b we came across the verb תֵּעָגֵ֫נָה (Niph’al Imperfect 2fp עגן). In the video I briefly talked about what likely happened to the third root nun. Many of the grammars that are available to you do not address this word, with the exception of Joüon-Muraoka. Therefore, anything said here .Continue reading “The verb עגן in Ruth 1:13b”
The video for Jeremiah 10:11a should be available now. My apologies if you were not able to view it. Also, my plan is to continue to post videos for Ruth 1 while posting videos for Biblical Aramaic. Thank you for bearing with my snail’s pace! Richard
In this video we begin to look at the Biblical Aramaic portions of the OT. We begin with the smallest portion: Jeremiah 10:11.
For more on the missing dagesh lene, see Gesenius §21.
The Definite Article in Ruth 1:12e
In my video on Ruth 1:12e we saw that לַיְלָה had the definite article. We translated הַלַּיְלָה as “tonight” or “this night.” In this post I wanted to briefly describe this particular use of the definite article. The definite article in biblical Hebrew has two uses: Particular and Generic. The Particular use of the definiteContinue reading “The Definite Article in Ruth 1:12e”