vav conversive

Joseph Brian Tucker music at
Wed Sep 1 15:15:35 EDT 1999


What is wrong with the following statement?

A vav conversive indicates:

1. The word is a verb.

2. The subject of the verb, a pronoun, is indicated by the consonant 
following the vav. When such a **pronoun subject** precedes the root, this 
pronoun is called a prefix, and we say that the verb has prefix form.

3. The verb should be translated in the past tense.

I am primarily concerned about the "pronoun subject" verses "pronominal 
element" understanding. Is this distinction important enough to make an 
issue over?

Insignificant questions...

1. Where did the tetra in tetragrammaton come from? Just the Greek?

2. If there was a miscontruing of the divine name, why was there not a 
misconstruing of elohim?

3. What constitutes a word in hebrew?

4. What is the best way to describe the difference between a root and a 

Thank You

Brian Tucker
music at
Riverview, MI

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