Different verb forms - same meaning?
dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Jan 30 08:15:13 EST 1999
> Dear TAM-niks,
> So far I have not seen anybody comment on my Joshua question, so I repeat
> it below:
I just got around to looking through it...in fact, I'll be picking up a
few threads over the next day or two. Anyway...
> 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?
Not sure I follow you here. How do you view this hodgepodge of
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