Ruth 4.4

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Sep 22 14:27:34 EDT 1999


Matthew,
> Gday all,
> 
> How do people parse the kethiv and qere forms in Ruth 4.4? I take the K as
> indicative and the Q as cohortative. Any thoughts?

I don't think "indicative" is the right term, but I would agree that the 
K is a yiqtol.  It looks to me as though the difference is "that I may 
know" (K) versus "and I will surely know" (Q, cohortative), just a tad 
stronger.

Dave Washburn
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