[b-hebrew] Pronoun )nky in Judg. 6:8

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Oct 6 12:39:14 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 06 October 2004 10:08, MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/6/2004 6:04:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
>
> hholmyard at ont.com writes:
> > HH: I realize that there is no relative pronoun
> > before "brought" in 6:8, but I added it in order
> > to show in English what the force of the emphatic
> > Hebrew pronoun )NKY might be. The Lord seems to
> > be contrasting Himself with the gods of the
> > Amorites, who never did anything for the
> > Israelites.
>
> I don't know how much relevancy can be attributed--but "ink" is a personal
> pronoun in Egyptian.  It means "I am" and is only seen at the start of a
> clause.

Interesting!  Is it a more or less unmarked form, or does it perform some 
function such as emphasis/focus/call-it-what-you-like?

-- 
Dave Washburn
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