[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14

JoeWallack at aol.com JoeWallack at aol.com
Tue Jul 10 20:44:16 EDT 2007


 
In a message dated 7/8/2007 7:15:34 PM Central Daylight Time,  
klriley at alphalink.com.au writes:

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




JW:
This would seem to be, as the Brit Melahs say, "the cruncher". In order for  
Isaiah's immediate audience to be able to recognize prophecy fulfillment they  
would need to know the identity of the young woman. This than would  support 
use of the definite article in 7:14 as confirming that the young  woman was 
known to Isaiah and his immediate audience and therefore an English  translation 
of "the" is likely. 
 
Intellectually though, all the available evidence should be looked at  before 
making a conclusion.
 
 
 
Joseph Wallack



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