Verb trial thesis

Randall Buth ButhFam at compuserve.com
Tue Apr 9 14:10:38 EDT 2002


shalom David,

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
would 
>do that, since David has already claimed that he is capable of fighting
the 
>Philistines<

Exactly. On many occasions, when he as a shepherd had animal problems, 
he killed the attacking animal. And to describe those recurring situations
he
used veqatal structure, as is normal in BH. It is the examplary instance of
vayyiqtol that is relatively rare.

blessings

Randall Buth




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