from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Hebrew grammar:
  • noun A vowel-point consisting of three dots placed under a consonant, thus and indicating the sound of an open e, usually short, as in English met, but also long, nearly as in there.
  • noun The sound represented by this vowel-point.


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  • [73] Our author must allude to a difference in the vowel-points; X+B+L+ as in Isa.lxvi. 7, signifying pains, and X+B+L+, with the seghol instead of the tsere, being translated cord or rope.


  • Consequently, the text correctly treats the participle as a verb with a direct object, as is indicated by the seghol; the treatment of it as a noun making him an actual builder would have necessitated the construct state of the participle and consequently a tsere.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1


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