Which Verb in Isa 7:2

Isa 7:2 has the verb נָחָה. Morphologically this is ambiguous. It could be:

  • 3ms Qal perf from נָחָה meaning “to lead”
  • 3fs Qal perf from נוח meaning “to settle, rest” – remembering that Hollow (II-Yod/Waw) verbs in Qal perfect drop the middle radical.

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