[b-hebrew] Haggai 2:7 and Isaiah 41:22

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Nov 20 11:37:36 EST 2006


On 11/20/06, Harold Holmyard <hholmyard at ont.com> wrote:
> kenneth greifer wrote:
> >
> > Can't Haggai 2:7 be the plural "desires" or "desired things" the way it is
> > spelled?
>
> HH: The Masoretic pointing suggests a singular to the grammarians. Since
> you are not "that educated," you need to accept their judgment.
>
> ...
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard
>
Harold, what do you do with the plural verb for that subject?
Remember, the waw for the fem. plural was optional and the Masoretic
pointing was off often enough so we should take it only as a
suggestion, so would not the context indicate a plural?

Karl W. Randolph.



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