bereshit (Small Clarification)

Peter Kirk Peter_Kirk at
Thu Mar 14 06:28:15 EST 2002

Precisely, Ian. I deliberately specified a following w-SVO clause as
someone else pointed out that this was a significant difference between
Genesis 1:1-2 and the other examples you quoted like Numbers 7:1 (which
I did discuss briefly, remember that I stated that JPS and NIV had a
different understanding?) A WAYYIQTOL clause may perhaps sometimes be
sequential to an infinitive construct dependent on a B-noun time
indicator. I don't know of any examples of a w-SVO clause acting as
sequential to an expression. That is why I was asking for further

Peter Kirk

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hutchesson [mailto:mc2499 at]
> Sent: 14 March 2002 04:40
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: bereshit (Small Clarification)
> >I invite you and others on the list to submit other
> >close parallels, especially of the form B-noun verb subject object
> >W-subject verb... (noun is temporal, no article, absolute or
> Sorry, I just reread this and find the extra
> specification (which I did not take into account
> in my previous post) exclusive of most of the
> examples of b-noun VSO I mentioned. I don't
> really see why such is necessary as you can have
> "free-range" sentences with wSVOs attached to
> them. It should be sufficient that that it is
> obvious that phrases such as bywm govern VSOs.
> The rest follows.
> Ian
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