[b-hebrew] Tenses - Deut 6:4

Bob MacDonald bobmacdonald at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 26 21:23:05 EST 2007

Thank you for the explanation - I see the archives are full on this so I
will scan the history.

The theology is simple; such a construction in Deut 6:5 ff could be called
prevenient grace; or the imperative interpreted as completed promise. Such a
play on conjugation is expressible in Hebrew through the mechanism of the
language you have described: a perfect becoming a future and as such
emphasizing the continuity of the covenant of love achieved as if from the


Bob MacDonald
Victoria BC

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