wayyiqtol test, Gen 42:6-17, edition
dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Feb 18 16:59:13 EST 1999
> Dave Washburn wrote [quoting Bryan]:
> > > Reworded: With Gen 42:8's vayaker the narrator is signalling the reader,
> > > "Let's start again from back here," and he uses a form that suggests the
> > > middle of a story.
> > I agree that this is what the narrator is doing, but I would submit
> > that he uses a form that is neutral and lends itself well to this kind
> > of jump-back.
> Okay, Dave, let's play with your idea. What do you propose exists in this "neutral"
> form (WP or wayyiqtol) that results in its "lend[ing] itself well to this kind of
I have already answered this, several times in fact. But I have yet
to see an answer to my question, which I am asking now for the
third time: what is there in this form that makes sequence a
*necessary* and *inherent* property of it, and why?
A Bible that's falling apart means a life that isn't.
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