[b-hebrew] Psa 107:19-21 (was WAYYIQTOL)

furuli at online.no furuli at online.no
Fri Mar 12 11:01:46 EST 2004

Dear Bryan and others,

Those really interested in the Hebrew conjugations and the basis for 
Masoretic pointing should analyze all the 43 verses of this Psalm and 
compare them with modern Bible translations. Regardless of which 
temporal reference one applies to the different parts of this Psalm, 
it is impossible to get a coherent picture, if the traditional view 
is presumed - that WAYYIQTOL and WEQATAL are different conjugations 
compared with YIQTOL and QATAL.

Best regards


Rolf Furuli
University of Oslo

>I have a little passage here that may relate to our discussion of whether
>wayyiqtol and weyiqtol are distinct.  I would be interested in your comments
>about the use/meaning of the verb
>forms and syntax in this passage, shown translated below in the JPS Tanakh:
>Psalm 107:19 In their adversity they cried (wayyiqtol) to the LORD and He
>saved (X-yiqtol) them from their troubles. 20 He gave (yiqtol) an order and
>healed (weyiqtol) them; He delivered (weyiqtol) them from the pits. 21 Let
>them praise (clause-initial yiqtol) the LORD for His steadfast love
>B. M. Rocine
>Living Word Church
>6101 Court St. Rd.
>Syracuse, NY 13206
>ph: 315.437.6744
>fx: 315.437.6766

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