[b-hebrew] Is.45:7 God created evil?

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Fri Aug 5 09:42:26 EDT 2005

On 8/5/05, Read, James C  wrote:
> Yah got angry because David obeyed him?????

You might be confused because your translation mistakenly has "when
one incited"
whereas the verb is clearly "and he incited".  So first God got angry,
then he incited.
The waw clearly denotes a series of actions that happen in series, unlike "when"
which suggests that the two actions happened in parallel or in fact,
that the first
action happened after the second.  If it wanted to say "when one
incited", the Bible
would have had: "wdwd hwst ..."  Note that the term "Chronicler" is
generally reserved
for the author of Chronicles (for obvious reasons).

Yitzhak Sapir

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