JER 27:18

Rolf Furuli furuli at
Tue Sep 21 17:14:35 EDT 1999

Dear list-members,

The RSV rendering of the verse is: "If they are prophets, and if the word
of the LORD is with them, then let them intercede (YIQTOL jussive) with the
LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, in
the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem may not go (QATAL) to

Is the reference time of the QATAL after speech time (=future), and is the
verb modal? Or is it past indicative, as those sticking to traditional
grammar would expect of a QATAL?


Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo

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