From: Edgar Foster (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 27 1999 - 11:38:49 EDT
I understand Heb. 1:8 to be a subject nominative. In the context of
Psalm 45, the king of Judah is being addressed. If the passage were to
be construed as a vocative or nominative of address, then the king of
Judah would be equated with YHWH. While it is possible that a king
could be called ELOHIM in the OT, it seems best to construe Heb. 1:8 as
"God is your throne."
--- Jim West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 07:42 PM 5/26/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >Shouldn't Hebrews 1:8 be translated "God is your
> throne" and not "Your
> >throne, O' God"?
> i take it as a nominative of exclamation, something
> "God, your throne, is forever! It almost sounds
> like throne is accuasative-
> but its not- it is an exclamation. Almost like our
> "O God, you are
> smart..." etc.
> Jim West, ThD
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