The Pluralis Intensivus in Hebrew

Front Cover
1905 - Hebrew language - 41 pages
2 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

The "Plural of Intensity" in Hebrew. This is related to the plural of majesty (royal we), and the exegesis of the title Elohim for the Creator God.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

OCLC: 18098948
Related Subjects: Hebrew language -- Number.
Hathi Trust Digital Library (Full Text)

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 15 - Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them...
Page 32 - But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
Page 29 - ... find in the book of the records, and know that this city is a rebellious city, and...
Page 31 - I will shake the heavens and the earth; and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen ; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them ; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
Page 20 - But if the Elohim of a place originally meant all its sacred denizens, viewed collectively as an indeterminate sum of indistinguishable beings, the transition to the use of the plural in a singular sense would follow naturally, as soon as this indeterminate conception gave way to the conception of an individual god of the sanctuary.
Page 8 - Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods.
Page 22 - So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun ; and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no comforter ; and on the side of the oppressors there was power, but they had no comforter.
Page 21 - That the language of the OT has entirely given up the idea of plurality in DTlbK (as applied to the God of Israel) is especially shown by the fact that it is almost invariably construed with a singular verbal predicate, and takes a singular adjectival attribute. I say with Noldeke that "even if there should be in the plural form some trace of polytheism, it would only point to polytheistic ideas in old, prehistoric times. But this is not at all likely."1 D^PlbK must rather be explained as an intensive...
Page 40 - O ye seed of Abraham his servant ; ye sons of Jacob his chosen. 7 He is the Lord our God : his judgments are in all the earth. 8 He hath remembered his covenant for ever : the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 9...
Page 19 - ... of young asses, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that profits nothing.

Bibliographic information