[b-hebrew] הוּא after pronouns
mabernathy at conwaycorp.net
Thu Nov 15 01:07:18 EST 2012
I notice there are a number of passages where הוּא follows a pronoun and
is usually translated into English something like "I am," "you are," or
See for example 2 Sam. 7:28, Psalm 44:4, Isaiah 37:16, 43:25, Jeremiah 14:22
If the pronoun is not used as a copula, what is its meaning? It may be
a stretch but in some cases I could see it as a substitution to avoid
using the name of God. I believe this is how Baumgarten understood its
use in Isaiah. I understand some take it that it emphasizes the
prounoun. So 2 Sam 7:28 would read something like "You and only you are
Do we have any consensus here?
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