Gen 26:13

Galia Hatav ghatav at aall.ufl.edu
Thu Sep 30 04:58:10 EDT 1999



Hi Dave,

How did you come to the conclusion that W:GFD"AL is in wqatal? I believe it
is an infinitive prefixed by a WAW.

Galia
>Friends,
>In Gen 26:13 we seem to have a rogue weqatal, W:GFD"L.  The
>two preceding clauses are both wayyiqtol, the following one
>(subordinated with a preposition) is qatal.  I can't see any reason
>why a weqatal would be between these.  BHS suggests repointing
>to W:GFDOL to make conjunction + adjective, but I'm not so sure.
>It looks to me like this may be an example of qatal with the simple
>conjunction rather than a weqatal, but I'm wondering what others
>think.  How does your approach to the verb system treat this word?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dave Washburn
>http://www.nyx.net/~dwashbur
>"Ich veranlassenarbeitenworken mein Mojo."
>
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