Verb trial thesis
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Tue Apr 9 14:10:38 EDT 2002
I think there has been a miscommunication. The habituals that I referred
to, did in fact happen, more than once.
>There is no point in stating what he would do, i.e if a lion did this I
>do that, since David has already claimed that he is capable of fighting
Exactly. On many occasions, when he as a shepherd had animal problems,
he killed the attacking animal. And to describe those recurring situations
used veqatal structure, as is normal in BH. It is the examplary instance of
vayyiqtol that is relatively rare.
More information about the b-hebrew