Prophetic Perfects in the Psalms

Daniel Wagner dan.wagner at
Wed Apr 18 16:54:08 EDT 2001

Harder to identify as such in poetry, if applicable, esp. non-prophetic lit. as the Psalms.
Dan Wagner

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Subject: Prophetic Perfects in the Psalms

> How common are the so-called "prophetic perfects" in the Psalms?
> Waltke&O'Connor and GKC don't give examples from Psalms, and I don't have
> Diethelm Michel's study on tenses in the Psalms with me today.
> E. Puech wants to take the perfect verbs of salvation in the Hodayot as
> prophetic perfects. I'm trying to determine how unusual this would be.
> Ken Penner
> Ph.D. student, Biblical Field (Early Judaism)
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Canada
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