[b-hebrew] Isaiah 7:13 ha-alma and xarah
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Wed May 12 12:11:47 EDT 2004
HH: The woman does not have to be already pregnant. The adjective
"pregnant" (HRH) is part of a verbless
clause. That clause is parallel with another clause with a verb,
which is imperfect and probably means "will give birth" (WYLDT).
Therefore, many translate that the young woman/virgin "will become
pregnant and will give birth." One supplies a verb for the verbless
clause that matches the verb of the verbal clause.
I should not have said that WYLDT was imperfect. It is a participle.
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