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fcr for special emphasis : a S j 1 Jb 34" bNT7K *? "lONn for to GW did one ever say . . .1 Ne 13 27 ; Je22 15 (^bn), cf. 23 s6 . C. it is used in ques- tions which, by seeming to make doubtful what cannot be denied, have the force of an im- passioned or indignant affirmation: Gn 27 s6 ('dubitantisspeciem prae se fert Esavus, ut eo acerbius affirmet,' Maurer, cited by Ges), 1 S 2" 'y wbaj ribjjn Did I reveal myself to the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt 1 etc. (i.e. of course I did, although thy sons, by their actions, appear to belie it), 1K16 31 (express- ing astonishment), 21" J??^" *] WTQ Hast thou slain, and also taken possession? 3e j $i 2 " > Jb 20 4 41 1 (cf. Hi); also Gn 16 13 , and the phrases Dnwn do ye see? 1 S io 24 2 K 6 s2 ; JTtan dost thou see? 1 K 20 13 Ez 8' 21617 al. d. in disjunctive questions, the first question being introduced usually by H, the second by DX or (more rarely) DS1 : see exx. under DN 2 (p. 50). The disjunctive question may ex- press a real alternative (as J0S5 13 ), or (as esp. in poetry) the same thought may be repeated in a different form, in two parallel clauses (e.g. Is io 15 ): in the latter case, the answer No is usually expected (v. p. 50). Only very rarely is the second question introduced by fj Ju 14 16 (where, however, EOT ought no doubt to be read, with MSS., X Be al., for tfbn), r IN Ju i8"Jbi6 3 38 28 - 31 . . In indirect interrogation, whether (Germ, oh . . .1) — a. singly, after verbs of seeing Gn8 8 q nitnb to see whether, 18 21 Ex4 18 Ct6' telling Gn 43", trying Dt 13 4 , knowing Ju 3 4 Ec 3 21 (rd. nbj?n and ITTj'n : v. De or Wr ad loc.) b. disjunctively, — usually BK . . . f], Nu 1 3 """"'■ ,9 *(and see the land) . . . njn OK IWI Rjteq whether it be good or bad, v 19 *- 20 ' 20 ; N'b BK . . . T Gn 24 21 27 21 37 32 Ex 16 4 that I may try it (the people) <<i) — ban Eci 2 +; cstr. ban tEc 1" 12 8 , sf. 'ban etc. Ec6 12 7 15 9 9 '; pi. ' B'ban Je io 8 + ; cstr. ban j e 8 19 +, sf. Bnban 0*32"+;— 1. lit. Is 57 13 all of them (the idols) ?3JJ ITR rBVHfc a breath (93 aura) will carry away, Pr 21 6 the getting of treasures by a lying tongue is ban TJ? a va-pour driven away. Elsewhere always 2. fig. of what is evanescent, unsubstan- tial, worthless, vanity, as of idols Je io 15 = gI n l6 i9 b"S?iD B3 f«1 ban (||1^), heathen observances io 3 , and in phr. bann 'nnK T(pn 2 6 2 K 17"; Pr 13 11 ban? fin wealth (gotten) out of vanity (i.e. not by solid toil, opp. fa'p T by) is minished (but ® 93 Ew bnaD, v. 20 21 Qr), 3 1 30 *Bjp bani jng ijj^ La4 17 qpjfll bx ban to our wm (Dr tI93n )"help; of life Jb 7" s*}j; ban "a, fjs 33 diw bana Sm consumed their days as (3 I 7 d) vanity, man V'39 6 ' 12 62 10

nrr bano ntsn . . . btk 'j? ban they are al-

together (made) of vanity, 94" 144 4 , esp. in Ec (31 t. + Dvan ban i 2 - 2 12 8 ) of the fruitlessness of all human enterprise and endeavour, i 2 ?3H b?n, v 14 Oil WW ban ban all was vanity and the pursuit of wind, 2 11415 etc., 6 4 (of an abor- tion) N3 P3na i.e. into a lifeless existence, v" ban D^anp na-in Bn:n e* (of discussions lead-