Malachi 3:7 "Why? or How?"

Tony Calman tcalman at
Thu Sep 17 23:56:11 EDT 1998

Dear Hebrewers

The hypothetical response of Israel to the Lord Almighty's question in
Malachi 3:7 is BaMMeh NaSHuB - translated "How shall we return". Is Pieter
Verhoef's (NICOT, p.297) "Why do we have to return?" a fair translation. He
does not make any comment regarding changing the interogative to "why".

Tony Calman
tcalman at

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