Gen 26:13

Rolf Furuli furuli at
Thu Sep 30 10:35:41 EDT 1999

Dear Galia and Dave,

My suggestion is that the word is an adjective+waw.


Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo

>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.

>>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?
>>Dave Washburn

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