[b-hebrew] Genesis 15:6

Ynjiun Paul Wang ypw at att.net
Thu Aug 21 13:55:34 EDT 2003

Hi Trevor,

	Thank you very much for your help. Actually I am using GRAMCORD, the reason of asking this question is that I notice
this particular verb missing a hireq-yodh infix after the second consonant. Is missing a hireq-yodh infix typical for
hif'il? Thanks.

Sincerely yours,


-----Original Message-----
From: Trevor Peterson [mailto:06PETERSON at cua.edu]
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2003 10:43 AM
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org; ypw at att.net
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Genesis 15:6

>===== 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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