[b-hebrew] Also asking a question - Re: YHWH is Aramaic?

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 11:42:03 EDT 2006

On 6/29/06, Peter Kirk wrote:

> Indeed, but getting (probably) even closer in time to the original, the
> LXX is EGW EIMI hO WN "I am the being (one)", all present tenses. This
> is because, according to many, Hebrew changed from being aspectual to
> being tensed during the Hellenistic period, from the influence of Greek.
> Early in this period, when LXX was translated, the original aspectual
> sense was still understood. By several centuries later, the time of
> Theodotion and Aquila, the aspectual sense was being lost and the verbs
> were being understood as future tense forms.

Having only read summaries of Aquila's strategy, for Aquila, is it also
possible that he decided to translate the verbs using future tense,
expecting the readers to read the Greek future tense verbs as

Yitzhak Sapir

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