[b-hebrew] Ps 31:7 hashomrim

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Mon Nov 5 06:34:11 EST 2012


> It appears to me that the ending -IYM is the contracted personal pronoun הם HEM, 'they'.
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University

…which poses a problem when, for example, the IYM ending is predicated of a first person ('we') or second person ('you'). Etymologically it seems rather constrictive.


GEORGE ATHAS
Dean of Research,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
Sydney, Australia

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