Different verb forms - same meaning?
furuli at online.no
Fri Jan 29 13:18:01 EST 1999
So far I have not seen anybody comment on my Joshua question, so I repeat
The division of the promised land in Joshua 13-19 will, In addition to the
building of the tabernacle, be a very fine place to compare verb forms.
Here we find the same static situation of how the borders of the inherited
lots "go out/went out", "pass/passed", "go up/went up", and "turn/turned".
I can see no reason why the different verbs describing this static
situation should have different meaning.
Look at Joshua 16 and 17.
16:1 : One wayyiqtol and one participle
16: 2-3: four weqatals
16:5: Two wayyiqtols
16: 8: One yiqtol and one weqatal
17:10: One wayyiqtol and one yiqtol
Do you see any difference in tense or aspect in these verbs? Or do they
portray the same situation in a similar way without making differnt parts
of the situation visible for the readers?
Lecturer in Semitic languages
University of Oslo
More information about the b-hebrew