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The language in which the Jewish Scriptures (Tanakh) -- or the "Old Testament" in Christian Bibles -- were written.

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Is there a first person verb with a plural subject in Hebrew?

I am aware of singular verbs with plural subjects in the third person, masculine, singular. Such as Exodus 4:29, but I am wondering if there is a 1cs that has a plural subject? Feel free to add or ...
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Why do some translations render Genesis 2:5-7 as a chronology?

Skeptics often accuse Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 of contradicting (note also How does Genesis 2:6 reconcile with Genesis 1:11-13 AND to Genesis 2:5?). This is based on Genesis 2 translations such as the ...
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How long was the weeping of Tammuz?

In the book of Ezekiel, it describes women weeping for the god, Tammuz, in the Temple. I've heard that supposedly the weeping lasted for only a couple of days, while others say it lasted for the month ...
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What exactly does "land of my birth" mean in מֽוֹלַדְתִּי֒?

In Genesis 24:7, Abraham said: ז יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם, אֲשֶׁר לְקָחַנִי מִבֵּית אָבִי וּמֵאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתִּי, וַאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר-לִי וַאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע- לִי לֵאמֹר, לְזַרְעֲךָ אֶתֵּן אֶת-הָאָרֶץ ...
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Did God speak with Moses in a more "broken, simplified, or intimate" Hebrew dialect?

No specific Bible verse to quote, but it's something I've heard tossed around before. Can anyone confirm the validity of this claim? It went something along the lines of, "When Moses is writing ...
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According to Genesis 10:5, at the Tower of Babel, did God divide the new languages by family group?

5 By these have the isles of the nations been parted in their lands, each by his tongue, by their families, in their nations. (YLT) This verse (also verse 20 and 31) seems to suggest that God ...
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Philippians 3:5—Paul’s description of his advantages “in the flesh"

I’m seeking an understanding of the list in Philippians 3:3-6 ESV, especially vv 5-6 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in ...
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Plural ending -im with proper names

Muslim apologists claim that the word mahmadim from Song of Solomon 5:16 is name of Muhammad, although it is just a Hebrew word meaning precious and pleasant and it comes in other verses too. I have ...
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Are the Prayer Requests of 1 Kings 8:31-52 grammatically subordinate to the "requests" of 1 Kings 1:25-26

I'm a beginning exegete and I'm trying to determine, are the prayer requests of 1 Kings 8:31-52 grammatically subordinate to the "requests" of 1 Kings 1:25-26? Verses 25-26 where Solomon ...
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What is the significance of the selective use of εἰμι in expressions of self identification in LXX-Genesis?

In his commentary of Exodus, Dennis Prager makes this statement: Hebrew does not have a word for the present tense of the verb "to be." In other words, there is no Hebrew word for "am&...
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Relative particle

Relative particle in Hebrew is "asher" meaning "who", "whom", "which", what". Some examples: min haadamah asher ererah yahweh because of the ground which ...
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According to the Hebrew Gospels of Matt 26:28, Mark 14:24 and Luke 22:19-20, was Jesus’ blood shed FOR many or BECAUSE OF many?

According to the Hebrew Gospels of Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24 and Luke 22:19-20, was Jesus’ blood shed for many or because of many? The Greek uses peri and huper, and Aramaic S7191 D'aaKhLaaPH and ...
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Grammar question

Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you (Song of Solomon 1:3) The word for "ointment poured forth" is שֶׁ֖מֶן (...
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How do we know what "animal" words are referring to in Hebrew?

Other than context, is there any way to determine what animals words like מִקְנֶה and בְּהֵמָה are referring to? (For example, are the meanings of these words given in dictionaries like BDB ...
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transcriptions of the OT and NT texts

Can you advise where to find transcriptions (i.e. pronunciation, e.g. dawar; I don't mean transliteration - dābār) of the hebrew (OT) and greek (NT) texts?
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Is the definite article in Hebrew used to convert an adjective or adverb into a noun, or used without a noun?

This question requires a degree of Hebrew scholarship, although if someone has the means (software) to compile a list of Old Testament examples where articles precede adjectives or adverbs without a ...
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Does anything in 2 Samuel 13:20-22 Hebrew text hint that King David reaction as Only being angry be because of feelings of hypocrisy?

It might be circuitous/tortuous reasoning but here goes: David has adulterous sinful sexual relations with Bathsheba Prophet Nathan confronts David about his sin David feels remorseful, and ...
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Vowel change in the plural form

I know that after adding "im" vowels can change, Eloah - Elohim (not Eloahim) But does this kind of changing happen in other words? Machmad - machamaddim (not machmadim) Words similar to it, ...
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What's the point of the law saying "you shall not murder" if later on it says "whoever strikes a man ... shall be put to death"?

There are two Old Testament commands that seem redundant to me: Exodus 20:13 ESV - You shall not murder. Exodus 21:12 ESV - Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death. I know ...
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Why so many repetitions in the Torah in relation to Moses and G'd?

Another intriguing question caught my attention today and it is something that is repeated a lot in the Torah - who is G'd? An example of this can be found in Exodus 6:10: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־...
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