[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14 - HRH
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 13:32:01 EDT 2007
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.
> 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.
> Joseph Wallack
I have to admire your tenacity, but it needs to be based on accuracy.
Karl W. Randolph.
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