[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14 - HRH

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:32:01 EDT 2007


Joe:

On 7/22/07, JoeWallack at aol.com <JoeWallack at aol.com> wrote:
> >
> > "14. Therefore, the  Lord, of His  own, shall give you a sign; behold, the
> > young woman is with  child,  and she shall bear a son, and she shall call
> his name
> >  Immanuel."
> >
> > " הָרָה " = "is pregnant"
> >
> > This is the perfect tense.
>
This is not the perfect tense.

First, because it is modern Israeli Hebrew, and not Biblical Hebrew
that has the tenses.

Secondly, the perfective form is HRTH הרתה.
>
> JW:
> First, do you agree that BH has perfect and imperfect distinction?
>
Irrelevant, as this is not either.
>
> >  but for your benefit  and Karl's
> > if we go by examples in the Hebrew Bible, this construction is usually the
> > perfect.
> >
See above.

> .....
> Joseph Wallack
>
>
I have to admire your tenacity, but it needs to be based on accuracy.

Karl W. Randolph.


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