[b-hebrew] The logic of the JUSSIVE?

Trevor Peterson 06peterson at cua.edu
Mon May 10 16:48:14 EDT 2004


wattswestmaas wrote:
> Hello, I have a question relating to the use of the JUSSIVE form;  it all
> appeared perfectly reasonable in theory until I read LEV 19:11 and EX
> 20:15!!
> 
> Those 2 liitle nagging words (tignov and tignovu, steal), opposing one
> another as if to declare some hidden little semantic agenda. The one in
> jussive and the other as an expected imperfect command.

They're both imperfect, as they should be with the negative lo (vs. al). 
One is singular, the other plural (with full o-vowel because in pause). 
Which one do you think is jussive?

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics



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