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by R.J. Furuli
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prophetic perfect again
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: prophetic perfect again

Dear Karl, A lot of translators are not that good of linguists, which is why I don’t consider translations as evidence when discussing Biblical Hebrew. You are right, translations cannot be used as evidence for the meaning of Hebrew. But the opposite is true, Hebrew can be used as evidence for trans...
by R.J. Furuli
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prophetic perfect again
Replies: 2
Views: 57

prophetic perfect again

Dear list-members I have just completed a translation into English of Isaiah, chapters 15 and 16. And I have some comments: The words of 16:13 show that Isaiah 15:1-16:12 is a prophecy about the destruction of Moab, and that Isaiah received this prophecy before he wrote it down. At the time of writi...
by R.J. Furuli
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KJV - Bad tenses
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: KJV - Bad tenses

Dear Lee, You wrote: I am well aware of the frequent tense change throughout Isaiah, this also happens in the same verse. This answer is cryptic, and you still does not answer my questions. So, I try again. Do you accept that the all the verbs in the different conjugations in Isaiah 10.27,28 and 11:...
by R.J. Furuli
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KJV - Bad tenses
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: KJV - Bad tenses

Dear Lee, You wrote: The last part of Isaiah 11 mentions the fall of Lebanon, so this is referring to the Fall of Tyre, the last being Azemilcus, cut off between the reign of Darius III (Dan 9:1) and Lord of Asia (Dan 10:1). Isaiah 10:34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, an...
by R.J. Furuli
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KJV - Bad tenses
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: KJV - Bad tenses

Dear Lee, You wrote: I have studied Isaiah for quite some time, I do not believe it is a Prophecy, but a 'lamentation', this is why the Isaiah as so many 'Woes' and 'Howls' that are various cries, Even today, lamentation or ritual mourning is still part of the Jewish tradition. You have not answered...
by R.J. Furuli
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KJV - Bad tenses
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: KJV - Bad tenses

Dear Lee, You wrote: I come across many verses in the King James that are written in Future-tense, but analyzing these particular verses in the Hebrew and Septuagint, they are clearly past-tense. Isaiah 9:14 - Therefore the LORD will cut off *כרת /ἀφεῖλε The Hebrew word here is כרת, the Septuagint w...
by R.J. Furuli
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 2:6 and the aspects
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Genesis 2:6 and the aspects

Dear Steve, You wrote: What is the difference in meaning if this verse started with a waw-verb instead of a waw-noun? Sequential actions start with a wayyiqtol. This is the vast majority of actions in a narrative. In my view, there would be no semantic difference, because a wayyiqtol is just as impe...
by R.J. Furuli
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 2:6 and the aspects
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Genesis 2:6 and the aspects

Dear friends, Genesis 2:5 was recently discussed. I follow up with the next verse, looking at the aspects. My translation is: But a mist was ascending (יַֽעֲלֶ֣ה) from the earth, and it watered (וְהִשְׁקָ֖ה) the whole surface of the ground." The reason for the yiqtol is that a word is preceding...
by R.J. Furuli
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Targum Onqelos on Genesis 2:5
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: Targum Onqelos on Genesis 2:5

Dear Michael, Your translation is very literal but understandable. your rendering "not caused" two times is not necessary, because both verbs are peal perfect, corresponding to qal. But your rendering "not made" is fine, because the verb is afel perfect, corresponding to hifil. T...
by R.J. Furuli
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys
Replies: 24
Views: 758

Re: 1 Kings 10:22 - Carthage & Monkeys

Dear Lee, All your claims in the quote below are wrong, except that some Israeli scholars view David and Solomon as fictious. David & Solomon belong too the mythological realm and Israeli scholars admit they are fictitious. The author of Daniel gave Nebuchadnezzar a short reign, even though the ...

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