21 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2017
    1. 430 years

      "Eber lived 30 year and 400 year"

    2. 930 years,

      "Adam lived 900 year and 30 year and he died"

    3. plus units

      I'd probably just delete these two words since this use of "plus" may not be common in "international English"

    4. הָרֹ֨אשׁ אֶחָ֥ד

      This is fine, but I wonder if we're wise to use a less common use of ראש here, because lacking the context the student/pastor would naturally assume that the meaning is "the head is one" or something akin to that.

  2. Mar 2017

      Maybe start with an introduction, like: "The Hebrew writing system did not have numbers, and letter only started representing a numerical value long after the completion of the Old Testament. So in the Bible, numbers were always spelled out."

    2. sixty (plural) and two (plural) year (singular)

      That is actually "two (feminine, dual) and sixty (masculine, plural) year (feminine, singular)"

    3. units

      Something else: the multiple of ten is the opposite gender, while the gender of the single digit matches the gender of the noun: GEN 11:16 אַרְבַּ֥ע וּשְׁלֹשִׁ֖ים‮‬ שָׁנָ֑ה four (singular, feminine?) and thirty (plural, masculine) year (singular, feminine).

    4. plural


    5. multiples of ten

      Need example(s) of multiples of 10. GEN 18:31 לֹ֣א אַשְׁחִ֔ית בַּעֲב֖וּר הָֽעֶשְׂרִֽים׃ I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty.

    6. יום ,נפש ,איש .

      Which can continue to look like a singular, even if they are functioning like a plural. Example: GEN 7:4 אַרְבָּעִ֣ים יֹ֔ום וְאַרְבָּעִ֖ים לָ֑יְלָה fourty day(s) and fourty night(s).

    7. 1-19 and multiples of ten usually precede the noun and are in apposition.

      Add: "the numbers 11-19 are formed by simply writing numbers 1-9 followed by 10. So 11 is one ten, and 17 is seven ten. They are sometimes connected with a horizontal line (maqqeef). Example: JOS 15:41 עָרִ֥ים שֵׁשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵ֖ה sixteen cities"

    8. digit

      smaller digit

    9. Exceptions

      Is this a definitive list? If so we should make that explicit.

    10. usually

      Usually, but not always. Example of the exception: JOS 21:18: עָרִ֖ים אַרְבַּֽע׃ four cities.

    11. apposition

      I think we need to explain this term. As evidence for this I submit the fact that I had to google it myself ;)

    12. Otherwise, it can be in the absolute form in apposition to its noun.

      In which case it can follow the noun: 2CH 3:15 עַמּוּדִ֣ים שְׁנַ֔יִם two pillars.

    13. Missing: 100 (see GEN 5 and 11 for example),1.000 and 10,000. There is of course the discussion on if and if so where "eleph" should or could be translated as "unit" as opposed to "1.000" in the census of Numers, so maybe avoid those chapters when giving examples.

    14. They also appear to be singular even though their nouns are plural.

      Isn't that because, unless in a compound number, the plural is used for the ten-fold of the number?

    15. It matches the gender of its noun.

      Two is either always, or usually in the dual (havn't found out if there are non-dual forms of 2).

    16. two of them

      "both of them".

    17. Sometimes

      Since it says "sometimes", perhaps also give an example of echad with the article: GEN 2:11 שֵׁ֥ם הָֽאֶחָ֖ד פִּישֹׁ֑ון "the name of the one was Pishon".