1 Sam 8:2

Peter_Kirk at sil.org Peter_Kirk at sil.org
Thu Oct 8 12:06:00 EDT 1998

I learned that there were two way:hiy's, one (followed by k- or b-) 
which introduced a temporal clause, as in 1 Sam 8:2, and the other 
just serving as the wayyiqtol form of hayah, and so meaning "became". 
On this basis, perhaps the meaning is that Samuel's sons were given 
these names only when they were appointed as judges. Or can this 
second way:hiy mean simply "was"?

Peter Kirk

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