[b-hebrew] Object of "lamo" in Isaiah 53

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 22:59:48 EDT 2007


Harold:

On 7/10/07, Harold Holmyard <hholmyard3 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Dear Karl,
> > I used to think that the -MW suffix always referred to the third
> > person indefinite number, but when I was recently analyzing Job 40:4,
> > I came to the realization that the subject of the -MW suffix was Job
> > himself, in the first person. Now I'll have to go back and see if this
> > is the only usage that is not third person, or if there are others as
> > well. This is a new assignment for me.
> >
>
> Job 40:4 is a bit different because the -MW suffix has no pronominal
> value. LMW is functioning as a poetic alternative for the preposition L.
> It is a frequent usage, appearing 55 times according to BDB.
>
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard

Whether it has pronominal value or not is irrelevant to the question,
vis. is its subject always in the third person or not? Here it is not.

Karl W. Randolph.



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