Hi, I'm trying to find other examples of a construction in Eccl 5:8.
A niphal verb in the same clause as a prepositional phrase using lamed. I'm thinking that in Eccl 5:8, the lamed is functioning as the marker of the agent of the passive verb. In my research I found this function occurs in Aramaic (specifically Syriac). W-O'C (11.2.10g) mentions this can occur in Hebrew as well.
I need to find other examples of this construction. Doing basic searches in the search line gets me too many results (in many of which the prep phrase is not in the same clause as the niphal verb). When I try to run do a construct search using the syntax database, I get results, but they don't include Eccl 5:8.
Any suggestions on how to construct this search?