[b-hebrew] Genesis 15:6

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Thu Aug 21 13:42:53 EDT 2003

>===== Original Message From ypw at att.net =====
>Dear Friends,
>	Regarding the first verb (ha-aman) in Genesis 15:6, shall it be parsed as 
"Verb, Hophal, Perfect, Third Person,
>Masculine, Singular" or "Verb, Hiphil, Perfect, Third Person, Masculine, 
>	Could anyone refer me to the proper document to show either way? Thank you 
very much.

Are you working from an unvoweled text? The Tiberian pointing is 
clear--he'emin fits the pattern of hif'il. (Alef as the initial radical draws 
the vowel back to /e/ and echoes it as a half-vowel instead of the usual 
closed syllable, but this is normal.)

As far as documentation, you could check any decent grammar (intro or 
reference) or lexicon (one that shows the attested forms).

Trevor Peterson

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