[b-hebrew] verb forms - Isaiah 56:6-7 was dying you shall die

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Apr 12 15:22:08 EDT 2007


> Lisbeth,
>
> I know that the Qatal commonly refers to the past
> but do you acknowledge any acceptions to that?
> Such as when the verb refers to a continuing state.
> Gen 4:9.
>   ?9? ????????? ?????? ????????? ??? ????? ??????? ????????? ??? ??????????
> ???????? ????? ????????
> And the LORD said unto Cain: 'Where is Abel thy brother?' And he said: 'I
> KNOW not; am I my brother's keeper?'
How about "I wouldn't know, am I my brother's keeper?"
>
> Gen 32:11
>
> ?????????? ??????? ??????????
>
> I am too little for all the mercies. .
How about "I have been too little," though this sounds unnatural.
.
>
> How do you interpret Isaiah 5:13 as a prediction of future captivity or
> something said after the captivity has begun?
>
>  ?13? ????? ?????? ?????? ??????????????? ?????????? ????? ????? ??????????
> ????? ??????
>
> Isa 5:13 Therefore My people are gone into captivity, for want of knowledge;
> and
>
> their honourable men are famished, and their multitude are parched with
> thirst
Therefore my people have been exiled for want of knowledge, their honorable 
men dying of hunger and their multitudes parched with thirst.
>
> Sincerely
>
> Michael Abernathy
Liz Fried





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