Jer 15:6-9, Randy
brocine at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 15 23:34:06 EDT 1999
Hi Randy, You wrote:
> again, take those verbs vv. 6-9 out of their context and
they are plain
> past references, even though tense is not absolutely
Maybe not. A high percentage of the clause structures are
not typical Historical Narrative. For instance, we have a
high percentage of clause-initial qatals. The constellation
of clauses is not typical Historical Narrative. I think the
passage may lend itself to more of an exposition than a
narrative. Maybe my feel for the language is faulty, but I
may lean toward a present reference. At least a present
> just the way the language works, hundreds of thousands of
> when nothing else is around, we still have the verb forms.
i know you don't
> like that. sorry. you may call it pragmatics, though, and
find something of
> a middle ground.
> we extract real-world reference out of those
Great point. todah rabah.
B. M. Rocine
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