An English Example of the Masoretic Accents Preserving a Lyrical Language

While many Hebrew students pay close attention to the vowel pointings of the Masoretic Text (MT), many more overlook them altogether.  However, if students were paying close enough attention to the vowel pointing, they would see that the Hebrew vowels sometime lengthen in places that one would not expect.  This vowel change becomes troublesome to … Continue reading An English Example of the Masoretic Accents Preserving a Lyrical Language

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The Causal כִּי Clause in Nahum 2:2[3]

In the book of Nahum, the Lord delivers an oracle against the Assyrians, one of Israel’s primary enemies. The book is chocked full of woes and curses on Assyria due to the devastation they caused to their neighbors, including Israel. However, in Nahum 2:2[3], we get a כִּי clause that provides the ground or reason for why the Lord will destroy Assyria.