[b-hebrew] translations of important quotes using Rolf's ideas

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Mon Apr 9 14:24:58 EDT 2007

On 09/04/2007 18:24, Rolf Furuli wrote:
> ... As for Isaiah, the 
> question is indifferent to the issue whether some of Isaiah´s words are 
> prophecies ex eventu (spoken after the event). The answer sought is whether 
> the writer wanted to apply the words to the future (if he wrote them after 
> the event, he formed them as if they were written before the event). Thus, 
> the time of writing is irrelevant for the answer.
Rolf, you seem to accept that an author can write an ex eventu prophecy 
as if it were future when in fact the events are past, in other words 
from a past deictic viewpoint, thus cancelling the uncancellable future 
semantic meaning components of future tenses. Do you not accept that an 
author can write genuiine predictive prophecy, or forecasts or 
speculation about the future, in the past tense from a future deictic 
viewpoint, thus cancelling the past semantic meaning components of past 

Peter Kirk
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