peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun Sep 11 19:18:15 EDT 2005
On 11/09/2005 18:35, Vadim Cherny wrote:
>- If Ex3:14 contains the name, it could only be "I will be that I will be," a theologically odd notion that God is not currently present. The translation "I am that I am" hinges on the wrong theory that Hebrew lacks tenses. Even in that theory, reading grammatical future tense as present tense is extremely unusual.
Indeed it would be unusual to read anything as future tense if Hebrew
has no tenses! But you misunderstand the theory. On that theory the
YIQTOL form used here is not in any sense a future tense, but a timeless
continuous verb form.
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