[b-hebrew] Past Tense in Ex. 12:13

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 11:17:03 EDT 2006


On 10/4/06, Gary Hedrick wrote:
>         What I'm curious about, of course, is the fact that he uses past
> tense verbs to describe events that are yet in the future.  Instead of "When
> I see the blood, I will pass over you," as per our English translations, in
> the Hebrew it's literally, "When I saw the blood, I passed over you."
>
> Gary

The waw at the beginning of the words acts a waw conversive, that is,
the tense switches.

Yitzhak Sapir



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