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

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 10 23:00:12 EDT 2007

> From: Harold Holmyard
> 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

[Steve Miller] Harold, LMW is used 59 times in the Tanach. How could it be
used 55 times with no pronoun meaning? Job 40:4 looks like the only one
where most translators skip the pronoun meaning.
-Steve Miller

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