Gen 1:2 "was"/"became"

Lee R. Martin lmartin at vol.com
Wed Sep 6 08:51:11 EDT 2000


Bryan Rocine wrote:

> b.  But the earth had become tohu and bohu.
>

Dear Bryan,
It is my understanding that HaYaH means "was," not "became."  In order for HaYaH to
mean "became" (in the transitive sense of a change of attributes) doesn't it have to
be followed by the prep. L? e.g. Gen. 2:7; 2:10; 48:19; 1Sa 4:9; Ex 4:3; Josh 7:5,
etc.  Can you show examples otherwise?


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Lee R. Martin
Pastor, Prospect Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
Instructor in Hebrew and Old Testament
Church of God Theological Seminary
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