Zechariah 1.16 YHWH's return
lizfried at umich.edu
Tue Apr 3 10:31:26 EDT 2001
You also have the return announced in Isaiah 52:8.
The return of the vessels is the return of YHWH (52:11-12).
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> From: peterg45 at excite.com [mailto:peterg45 at excite.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 8:22 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Zechariah 1.16
> I friend and I are having a discussion concerning the "glory
> of the Lord"
> departing from the Temple in Jerusalem, as related by Ezekiel. He claims
> that it never returned. However, I claim that Zechariah proclaims to the
> returned exiles that God has returned--Zechariah 1.16. The RSV translates:
> "I have returned" (the verb form is "shabti" (qal perf.). The NIV
> it as: "I will return." The NKJV translates it: "I am
> returning.". Gesenius
> Grammar is about as specific as BilClinton talking about his relationship
> with Monica.
> Does anyone out there have a suggestion on how this particular qal
> perfect is to be translated, and why?
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