[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Sun Jul 8 20:15:10 EDT 2007


Does the prophecy really work with a generic young woman?  If the child is
the sign, and it is specifically his age that is important as the end-point
of the prophecy, wouldn't we need to know which child, and therefore which
young woman?  
 
Kevin Riley
 
-------Original Message------- 
 
From: Harold Holmyard 
Date: 9/07/2007 10:09:01 AM 
 
 
HH: True, but English allows a somewhat similar idea to the Hebrew use 
Of the article that I learned. The reader can take "the virgin" as 
Generic if he chooses to do so. It is the typical young woman in Israel. 
She gets pregnant, bears a child, and names him "Immanuel" because of 
The hope she has in God and his protection of Israel. 
 
Yours, 
Harold Holmyard 
 



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