The form of weqatal (really wayyiqtol)
ronning at nis.za
Sun Aug 15 22:07:39 EDT 1999
> > Dave, you're asking us to believe that wayyiqtol is a verb form that (1)
> > NEVER takes the conjunction, though all other verb forms do; (2) NEVER
> > is preceded by things that precede other verbs like KIY, 'ASHER, LO',
> > etc. etc.
> I see nothing extraordinary about (2), since it's well known that
> wayyiqtol in fact isn't preceded by any of these particles.
It's not extraordinary if the WA- of wayyiqtol is the familiar conjunction, but it is
extremely extraordinary, odd, and unbelievable if it's not. How do you explain that
wayyiqtol is a finite verb form that is never in the whole Hebrew Bible negated?
Why doesn't Gen 1:5 read
wayyiqra' Elohim la'or yom, welaxoshek wayyiqra laylah
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You're serious about this?
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