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23:03 Feb 18, 2005
English to Hebrew translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / english literature, secondary education
English term or phrase:"thou mayest"
It's from John Steinbeck's "East of Eden": In the passage, two characters are discussing the true ancient hebrew translation of a verse. The verse in one source started with "Thou can conquer sin", another with "Thou will conquer sin." Apparently, when the research was done, the true translation was apaprently "Thou MAYEST conquer sin." The word(s) for thou mayest, in the book, was pronounced "timshal", I believe, and I would like to see the actual hebrew characters for that word, or "thou mayest", as close to correct as possible, for a related project. Thank you!