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    The Imperfect Verb Tense

    I was reading a paper and the author said that the following sentence:

    Gen 1:27 And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.

    is equivalent to our English imperfect.

    And based on that grammatical principle claimed that the following translation is correct:

    "And saying is God, Make WILL WE [a continuing action] humanity in Our image…"
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    "And CREATING [a continuing action] is God humanity in His image" (Gen. 1:26a & 27a Concordant Literal Old Testament),

    My question is how did he go about making that claim?
    HOW is Gen 1:27 equivalent to "Our English Imperfect"? (what logic did he use?)
    How does the Imperfect fit into all this?


    Thanks In Advance.


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    Re: The Imperfect Verb Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by DEdesigns57 View Post
    I was reading a paper and the author said that the following sentence:

    Gen 1:27 And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.

    is equivalent to our English imperfect.

    And based on that grammatical principle claimed that the following translation is correct:

    "And saying is God, Make WILL WE [a continuing action] humanity in Our image…"
    and
    "And CREATING [a continuing action] is God humanity in His image" (Gen. 1:26a & 27a Concordant Literal Old Testament),

    My question is how did he go about making that claim?
    HOW is Gen 1:27 equivalent to "Our English Imperfect"? (what logic did he use?)
    How does the Imperfect fit into all this?


    Thanks In Advance.

    How is this: "And saying is God, Make WILL WE [a continuing action] humanity in Our image…" a translation of this: And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them?

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    Re: The Imperfect Verb Tense

    If this site is the paper you are quoting from, ignore it. It has nothing of any value to offer learners of English. I doubt very much whether it has anything of value to offer Christians.

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    Re: The Imperfect Verb Tense

    If we can just ignore the fact that the examples above are biblical and focus on grammatical principals. I ask you how did this man arrive at such a grammatical conclusion using the English Imperfect?

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    Re: The Imperfect Verb Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by DEdesigns57 View Post
    If we can just ignore the fact that the examples above are biblical and focus on grammatical principals. I ask you how did this man arrive at such a grammatical conclusion using the English Imperfect?
    The text is incomprehensible.

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    Re: The Imperfect Verb Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by DEdesigns57 View Post
    If we can just ignore the fact that the examples above are biblical and focus on grammatical principals. I ask you how did this man arrive at such a grammatical conclusion using the English Imperfect?
    You'd have to ask his therapist.

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