[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

Dear Chemorion,

I wrote:

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.

				Harold Holmyard

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