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

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Oct 6 12:39:29 EDT 2004

Dear Marianne,

>  > 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.

HH: In Hebrew )NKY does not have to be the first word of a clause. 
See Genesis 3:10 and 4:9.

				Harold Holmyard

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