The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

August 6, 2002


(no character repeated; thanks to Florian Cramer for perl program)


genesis character essay: political economy of language 1

in the beginning god created heaven and earth . was without form , void
; darkness upon face of deep spirit moved waters said let there be light
saw that it good divided from called day he night evening morning were
first a firmament midst divide made which under above so second gathered
together unto one place dry land appear gathering seas bring forth grass
herb yielding seed fruit tree after his kind whose is itself brought third
lights to them for signs seasons days years give two great greater rule
lesser stars also set over fourth abundantly moving creature hath life
fowl may fly open whales every living moveth their winged blessed saying
fruitful multiply fill fifth cattle creeping thing beast creepeth us make
man our image likeness have dominion fish sea air all own him male female
replenish subdue behold i given you bearing shall meat wherein green had
very sixth gene thus heavens finished hoston seventh ended work rested
sanctified because these are generations when they lord plant field before
grew not caused rain till ground but went up mist watered whole formed
dust breathed into nostrils breath became soul planted garden eastward
eden put whom out grow pleasant sight food knowledge evil river water
thence parted four heads name pison compasseth havilah where gold bdellium
onyx stone gihon same ethiopia hiddekel goeth toward east assyria
euphrates took dress keep commanded thou mayest freely eat shalt eatest
thereof surely die should alone will an help meet adam see what would call
whatsoever gave names found sleep fall slept ribs closed flesh instead rib
taken woman her this now bone my bones she therefore leave father mother
cleave wife both naked ashamed serpent more subtil than any yea ye ? we
trees neither touch lest doth know then your eyes opened as gods knowing
desired wise did husband knew sewed fig leaves themselves aprons heard
voice walking cool hid presence amongst art thy afraid myself who told
thee wast hast eaten whereof shouldest gavest me done beguiled cursed
belly go enmity between bruise head heel greatly sorrow conception
children desire hearkened sake thorns thistles sweat bread return wife's
eve coats skins clothed become hand take live ever sent whence drove
placed at cherubims flaming sword turned way conceived bare cain gotten
again brother abel keeper sheep tiller process time came pass offering
firstlings flock fat respect wroth countenance fell why fallen if doest
well accepted sin lieth door talked rose against slew am brother's blood
crieth mouth receive tillest henceforth yield strength fugitive vagabond
punishment can bear driven come findeth slay whosoever slayeth vengeance
sevenfold mark finding kill dwelt nod enoch builded city son born irad
begat mehujael methusael lamech wives adah other zillah jabal such dwell
tents jubal handle harp organ tubal-cain instructer artificer brass iron
sister naamah hear hearken speech slain wounding young hurt avenged truly
seventy seth appointed another enos began men book lived hundred thirty
begotten eight sons daughters nine died five seven twelve ninety cainan
fifteen mahalaleel forty ten sixty jared methuselah walked three eighty
noah comfort concerning toil hands old shem ham japheth fair chose always
strive yet twenty giants those mighty renown wickedness imagination
thoughts heart only continually repented grieved destroy fowls repenteth
grace just perfect corrupt filled violence looked corrupted end through
ark gopher wood rooms pitch within fashion length cubits breadth fifty
height window cubit finish side lower stories even do flood establish
covenant sons' sort alive gather according house seen righteous generation
clean by sevens beasts cause nights substance off six hundredth year
noah's month seventeenth fountains broken windows selfsame entered bird
shut increased lift prevailed exceedingly high hills covered upward
prevail mountains destroyed things remained remembered wind asswaged
stopped restrained returned abated ararat decreased until tenth tops raven
fro dried dove no rest sole foot pulled stayed lo olive leaf pluckt
removed covering twentieth spake breed kinds altar offered burnt offerings
smelled sweet savour curse man's youth smite while remaineth seedtime
harvest cold heat summer winter cease fear dread fishes delivered liveth
lives require whoso sheddeth shed therein cut token perpetual bow cloud
remember look everlasting established canaan overspread husbandman
vineyard drank wine drunken uncovered tent nakedness brethren garment laid
shoulders backward faces father's awoke younger servant servants enlarge
gomer magog madai javan tubal meshech tiras ashkenaz riphath togarmah
elishah tarshish kittim dodanim isles gentiles lands tongue families
nations cush mizraim phut seba sabtah raamah sabtecha sheba dedan nimrod
hunter wherefore kingdom babel erech accad calneh shinar asshur nineveh
rehoboth calah resen ludim anamim lehabim naphtuhim pathrusim casluhim
(out philistim ,) caphtorim sidon firstborn heth jebusite amorite
girgasite hivite arkite sinite arvadite zemarite hamathite afterward
canaanites spread abroad border comest gerar gaza goest sodom gomorrah
admah zeboim lasha tongues countries eber elder elam arphaxad lud aram uz
hul gether mash salah peleg joktan almodad sheleph hazar-maveth jerah
hadoram uzal diklah obal abimael ophir jobab dwelling mesha sephar mount
language journeyed plain brick burn throughly slime morter build tower top
reach scattered down people begin nothing imagined confound understand
another's left scatter reu serug nahor terah nineteen abram haran lot
nativity ur chaldees abram's sarai nahor's milcah daughter iscah barren
child son's law get country kindred shew nation bless blessing curseth
departed spoken souls passed sichem moreh canaanite appeared mountain
bethel pitched having west hai going still south famine egypt sojourn
grievous near enter egyptians say save pray beheld princes pharaoh
commended pharaoh's entreated oxen asses menservants maidservants camels
plagued plagues didst tell saidst might away rich silver journeys been
flocks herds able could strife herdmen lot's perizzite dwelled separate
thyself wilt right or depart lifted jordan like zoar separated cities
wicked sinners thine northward southward westward seest number numbered
arise walk mamre hebron built amraphel king arioch ellasar chedorlaomer
tidal war bera birsha shinab shemeber zeboiim bela joined vale siddim salt
served thirteenth rebelled fourteenth kings smote rephaims ashteroth
karnaim zuzims emims shaveh kiriathaim horites seir el-paran wilderness
en-mishpat kadesh amalekites amorites hazezon-tamar (the ;) battle full
slimepits fled goods victuals escaped hebrew eschol aner confederate
captive armed trained eighteen pursued dan himself hobah damascus back
women slaughter valley king's dale melchizedek salem priest most possessor
enemies tithes persons mine thread shoelatchet portion eshcol word vision
shield exceeding reward seeing childless steward eliezer heir bowels
believed counted righteousness inherit whereby heifer goat ram turtledove
pigeon each piece birds carcases sun horror surety stranger theirs serve
afflict judge fathers peace buried age hither iniquity dark smoking
furnace burning lamp pieces kenites kenizzites kadmonites hittites
perizzites girgashites jebusites handmaid egyptian hagar maid obtain
mistress despised wrong bosom pleaseth dealt hardly angel fountain shur
sarai's camest whither flee submit multitude ishmael affliction wild here
seeth beer-lahai-roi bered fourscore almighty many abraham possession
among circumcised circumcise foreskin betwixt bought money must needs
uncircumcised sarah laughed o thee! indeed isaac beget next talking
abraham's thirteen plains sat stood ran bowed favour little fetched wash
feet yourselves fetch morsel hearts hastened ready quickly measures fine
meal knead cakes hearth herd fetcht calf tender hasted butter milk dressed
certainly behind stricken ceased manner herself waxed pleasure being laugh
too hard denied nay hide command household justice judgment cry whether
altogether drew peradventure spare far find sakes answered speak ashes
lack forty's oh angry twenty's once ten's soon communing angels gate lords
turn servant's tarry rise early ways abide street pressed feast bake
unleavened lay compassed round quarter wickedly known shadow roof stand
fellow deal worse sore break blindness small wearied besides waxen married
seemed mocked arose consumed lingered hold merciful escape stay magnified
mercy shewed saving cannot some thither (is ?) overthrow haste risen
rained brimstone fire overthrew inhabitants pillar gat smoke feared cave
drink lie preserve perceived nor morrow yesternight moab moabites benammi
ammon sojourned abimelech dream dead integrity innocency withheld sinning
suffered restore prophet ears offended deeds ought sawest thought wander
kindness womenservants restored thousand reproved prayed healed fast wombs
visited suck weaned mocking cast bondwoman lad bottle putting shoulder
wandered beer-sheba spent shrubs bowshot death wept aileth archer paran
phichol chief captain swear falsely abimelech's violently wot ewe lambs
mean witness digged sware philistines grove philistines' tempt lovest


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genesis character essay: political economy of language ii


reigned stead pau wife's mehetabel matred mezahab places timnah alvah
jetheth aholibamah elah pinon kenaz teman mibzar magdiel duke iram dukes
edom esau edomites wherein stranger generations feeding report loved
peaceably upright sheaves sheaf reign dominion sun moon eleven stars
rebuked envied observed vale hebron shechem wandering seekest dothan afar
conspired dreamer delivered kill shed wilderness rid stript gilead camels
bearing spicery going profit conceal sell content passed merchantmen
twenty pit whither killed goats dipped colours son's coat beast doubt
sackcloth many comfort midianites certain canaanite chezib wicked marry
raise brother's spilled remain widow process shuah judah's sheepshearers
hirah goeth shear sheep widow's wrapped herself open timnath grown covered
(for .) mayest flock till conceived arose vail widowhood friend adullamite
receive pledge woman's openly side shamed kid months tamar played harlot
whoredom burnt discern signet bracelets staff acknowledged righteous
travail twins travailed midwife broken breach afterward scarlet thread
zarah potiphar officer ishmeelites prosperous egyptian overseer egyptian's
sake person cast master's wotteth back wickedness hearkened business
caught loud got mock voice garment fled kindled master king's favour
committed prisoners whatsoever doer keeper prosper offended butlers bakers
served continued season looked sad sadly interpretations belong though
budded blossoms clusters ripe pressed former wast think kindness mention
stolen nothing uppermost bakemeats basket baskets within hang tree birds
flesh birthday feast butlership forgat brink slept rank butler remember
faults wroth guard's chief baker interpretation young hebrew captain guard
interpreted office hanged hastily dungeon shaved changed canst understand
interpret bank river fatfleshed meadow poor leanfleshed never badness lean
still awoke stalk withered sprung devoured magicians declare thin favoured
kine empty blasted east wind sheweth forgotten consume plenty following
dream doubled twice established shortly appoint officers lay keep store
perish through forasmuch none discreet wise ruled throne ring arrayed
vestures fine linen chain ride knee lift foot zaphnath-paaneah king
plenteous handfuls round sand numbering without number forget toil caused
affliction plenteousness dearth famished storehouses waxed countries look
thither faces strange whence remembered dreams dreamed nay nakedness forth
fetch kept proved truth else ward prison houses verified verily guilty
concerning anguish besought distress required knew understood interpreter
turned restore espied restored befell roughly hereby spies true traffick
emptied bundle bundles deliver eaten solemnly protest wilt dealt ill
whether straitly state kindred tenor require lingered fruits vessels balm
honey spices myrrh nuts almonds oversight arise mercy bereaved double slay
dine bade afraid seek occasion communed door sir first inn full weight
treasure provender noon home present welfare answered health heads
obeisance lifted mother's gracious bowels yearn sought where weep entered
chamber refrained themselves hebrews birthright marvelled another messes
mess times theirs drank merry fill men's sacks sack's spoken soon light
far off steward follow dost overtake rewarded drinketh whereby indeed
divineth doing overtook thing sacks' mouths steal gold whomsoever bondmen
blameless speedily opened searched began eldest sack rent laded city
ground deed done wot such can divine clear ourselves iniquity forbid cup
peace oh word lord's burn asked or child alone mother loveth leave would
saidst more cannot man's youngest torn mischief seeing lad's seeth gray
hairs sorrow surety blame ever abide instead bondman lad refrain cried
cause stood known aloud doth answer troubled angry send neither earing
harvest preserve posterity deliverance ruler throughout thus saith tarry
children's lest poverty mouth speaketh glory haste hither benjamin's
talked fame heard pleased lade beasts get take regard stuff yours
commandment provision each pieces silver changes raiment manner laden meat
away departed governor heart believed spirit revived enough journey
offered sacrifices visions nation rose beer-sheba wagons goods gotten
names hanoch phallu carmi jemuel jamin ohad jachin zohar shaul canaanitish
woman gershon kohath merari shelah zerah er onan pharez hezron hamul tola
phuvah job shimron sered elon jahleel padan-aram dinah daughters three
ziphion haggi shuni ezbon eri arodi areli jimnah ishuah isui serah sister
beriah heber malchiel zilpah sixteen asenath poti-pherah priest belah
becher ashbel gera naaman ehi rosh muppim huppim ard fourteen hushim
jahzeel guni jezer shillem bilhah laban daughter she bare loins besides
jacob's sons' wives six souls direct ready chariot meet while since seen
shew feed call servants' trade about youth abomination some five presented
what occupation shepherds sojourn pasture knowest any men activity among
rulers thirty few been attained pilgrimage placed best rameses nourished
household families no fainted reason corn failed why presence faileth fail
exchange horses asses ended second year hide how money spent cattle ought
bodies buy live desolate famine removed cities borders other thereof
assigned eat gave sold lands here sow increase four parts own households
food saved our lives find law should fifth part except priests pharaoh's
country possessions grew multiplied exceedingly seventeen whole time drew
nigh must sight thigh deal lie do hast bed's things sick told cometh
strengthened sat appeared luz multiply give born issue begettest
inheritance padan rachel yet her ephrath same bethlehem beheld dim age
could embraced see hath shewed himself toward israel's near stretched
guiding wittingly walk fed life long angel redeemed lads named grow midst
earth laid displeased held remove manasseh's right refused know truly
younger brother greater than seed become multitude nations make set
ephraim moreover given portion amorite sword may tell befall gather
yourselves together hear hearken reuben firstborn might beginning dignity
excellency power unstable water excel because wentest then defiledst couch
simeon levi instruments cruelty habitations soul secret assembly mine
honour united slew man selfwill cursed anger fierce wrath cruel scatter
whom praise hand neck thine enemies lion's whelp art gone stooped couched
lion rouse sceptre depart judah nor lawgiver until shiloh gathering
binding foal ass's colt choice vine washed garments clothes blood grapes
red wine teeth white milk zebulun dwell sea haven ships border zidon
issachar ass couching between two burdens rest pleasant bowed shoulder
bear became servant tribute judge dan serpent way adder path biteth horse
heels rider fall backward waited salvation o lord gad troop overcome last
asher bread fat yield royal dainties naphtali hind loose giveth goodly
words fruitful bough well whose branches run over wall archers sorely
grieved shot hated bow abode strength arms strong hands mighty (from
thence shepherd stone :) even help by almighty who bless heaven deep lieth
under breasts womb prevailed above blessings progenitors utmost bound
everlasting hills on crown head separate benjamin ravin wolf morning
devour prey at night divide spoil these twelve tribes every one blessing
blessed charged fathers sarah rebekah wife leah purchase therein heth end
commanding feet bed yielded ghost gathered genesis compare revised
standard version gene kissed embalm physicians forty fulfilled those are
threescore past if found grace eyes speak ears lo grave have digged shalt
thou let come again go swear pharaoh elders only flocks herds left goshen
both chariots horsemen company came threshingfloor there mourned great
very sore lamentation made seven days inhabitants canaanites floor atad
grievous mourning egyptians wherefore name called abel-mizraim beyond
jordan according commanded sons carried canaan cave machpelah bought field
possession buryingplace ephron hittite mamre returned into with bury after
had buried that dead peradventure hate certainly requite us all sent
messenger command say their sin did pray thee forgive trespass father wept
when went fell down before face behold we be thy servants am place ? for
thought evil against me ; but meant good pass as it is day save much
people alive now therefore fear not nourish your little ones comforted
spake kindly them dwelt father's house lived saw ephraim's third
generation also machir son manasseh were brought upon joseph's knees said
his brethren i die bring out this unto land which sware abraham isaac to
jacob took oath the children of israel saying god will surely visit you ye
shall carry up my bones from hence so joseph died being an hundred ten
years old : they embalmed him , and he was put a coffin in egypt .

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