[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.

					Harold Holmyard

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