[b-hebrew] Ezekiel 20:9 Am I really seeing this?

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu May 27 09:59:58 EDT 2004


Dear Chris,

>SUBJECT:  Ezekiel 20:9  --  First word -  verb "I wrought"
>
>Is this not what it is supposed to be? Or is it supposed to be what one
>would expect (ayin-shin-aleph)?  Because I do not have this word listed
>anywhere.

HH: It is the verb (&H (ayin sin heh) in the first person singular 
waw imperfect: "and I did". The final letter heh has dropped off, 
probably because the sound is weak or the word was easier to say 
without it because of the prefixed waw.

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard




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