[b-hebrew] YHWH...Was..Is..Will (shall) be

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Aug 3 14:52:07 EDT 2005


Dear Gene,

>  Gene, what text are you quoting? Without a context,
>as Peter
>said, your request for a translation seems to involve
>a hidden
>agenda. The first is a QATAL from HYH, the second a
>Qal participle
>from HWH, and the third a YIQTOL from HYH. A
>participle would
>normally involve another element giving the subject,
>like a pronoun.
>
>I am not specifically quoting any text, as I believe
>that hayah  howeh  yihyeh is a rabbinic interpretation
>based on Exodus 3:14. There is no hidden agenda
>Harold, I am just trying to examine every available
>aspect of the YHWH questioning process in an attempt
>to have a clearer understanding of the finer points
>presented by the wide variety of people that post on
>this list.

HH: I said there would seem to be a hidden agenda if you had no text, 
but you do seem to have a rabbinic text in mind, at least generally. 
My understanding, from comments made on this list, is that modern 
Hebrew does regard QATAL and YIQTOL as having tense implications.

					Yours,
					Harold Holmyard



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