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

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Sun Jul 29 19:52:47 EDT 2007

Dear Joseph,
>>  "Here is  
>> the young woman that is  pregnant". "Here is the pregnant young woman". No 
> good? 
>>  As  Kohan said in the classic, "The Wrath of Kohan", your translation 
> would  
>> be  "far worse". What is your translation here  again?
>> Actually "Behold" & "Look" have a  connotation of pysical presence  anyway, 
>> don't they.  
> HH: John Oswalt (The Book of Isaiah, NICOT,  p. 
> 211, n.25) cites H. Ginsberg, in "Immanuel (Ia. 
> 7:14),"  Encyclopedia Judaica VIII: 1294. Ginsberg 
> argues that HRH must be "she  will conceive" (cf. 
> Judges 13:3-5). Otherwise the following verb would  
> have to be converted imperfect to convey futurity.
> JW:
> The HRH of 13:5 looks to me to be Perfect by
> Context and is also matching the Form of other
> such examples I am giving from BH so this one site
> is not very good evidence to me by itself. However,
> as Harold Ramis said in Stripes, "I am willing to learn."
> Can you expand the point with specifics from 13:5?

HH: The feminine form HRH would have another "H" if it were a verb. And 
Ginsberg is discussing the understood verb that goes with the adjective 
HRH. In Judges 13:5 the understood verb with HRH is future.

Harold Holmyard

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