Isaiah 52:6 "I Am" or "I am He"

GregStffrd at GregStffrd at
Thu Aug 30 11:19:24 EDT 2001

In a message dated 08/30/2001 7:12:07 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
mabernat at writes:

<< I am He translates )NY H).  As I remember Modern Hebrew often translates 
this as I Am.  This is also the phrase found in my Hebrew New Testament where 
Jesus says before Abraham was, I am. Here is my question.  Does the author of 
Isaiah 52 use )NY H) synonymously with YHWH? >>

Dear Michael:

)NY is the subject, H) is the predicate, and "am" is understood. The 
predicate, H), refers back to the contextually revealed subject, namely, 
YHWH, the one "who foretold it."

Best regards,

Greg Stafford

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