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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Jun 30 14:26:33 EDT 2006


What a beautiful description of ancient Hebrew 
theology, but is it a translation?

I agree with you that the idea is meant in the 
words used, but apart from adding that sentence 
cannot be rendered in English because of the 
limitations of the English language in rendering 
Hebrew ideas.

Karl W. Randolph.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rolf Furuli" <furuli at online.no>
> ...
> I therefore suggest the following rendering for )HYH )$R )HYH: "I will prove
> to be
> what I will prove to be." I agree with those who view the renderings "I am
> who I am." as meaningless.
> I also agree with those who find little meaning in, "I will be whom I will
> be," although
> a semi-fientive interpretation of "will be" can be meaningful. But I view my
> translation
> above as meaningful, becaus it says: "I am a God of purpose, and you can
> know me
> by looking at my acts."
> ...
> Best regards,
> Rolf Furuli
> University of Oslo

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