Monday, February 15, 2010

Hebrew Tenses

I was reading about Hebrew the other day (it was kind of by accident) and I found something very interesting.

Most of us know that in language there are tenses, words that are used to define an action. For most of us, we like to do it in time, the action was completed or will be complete, it was in the past, the present or the future.

In ancient Hebrew, I was reading there are no tenses that define time. There is no past or future tense of a word. There are only two, complete (perfect) and incomplete (imperfect).

It kind of makes you think of the heart of God. Is He more concerned that you get something done right away or that you do it completely/perfectly? Just something to think about...


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