[b-hebrew] Prophetic Perfect

UUC unikom at paco.net
Fri May 21 02:30:24 EDT 2004

By hook and by crook. Zaddukis didn't believe this nonsense.


Vadim Cherny

> Pardon me if this is a naive question.   Since this is a forum on the
Hebrew language I won't argue who wrote the Wisdom of Solomon or Isaiah 40.
However, it is my understanding that millions of Jews believed that these
works were written by Solomon and Isaiah respectively.  If the perfect could
never be used for prophecy, how did they come to this conclusion?
> Sincerely,
> Michael Abernathy
> "Dear Vadim, Rolf, etc.
> It is not a blunder to use the past tense for events
> that have already happened.
> A later writer adding his two-cents to the writings of
> Jeremiah had no need to pretend that he was Jeremiah himself.
> He just wrote, and his words were added. You are impugning 21st
> century ideas of authorship to antiquity.
> Do you think all the letters of Paul were written by him?
> (You probably do.)
> Or that the Wisdom of Solomon was written by Solomon?
> Or that Isaiah of Jerusalem wrote Isaiah 40?
> (I guess you probably do.)
> Well, I don't.
> Liz Fried"
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