[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Sun May 16 14:46:17 EDT 2004

I already referred you to numerous ongoing arguments to the contrary, i.e the 
list archives.  If you're not willing to check them out and see what has gone 
before, then I can't help you.  Again I say: go spend a week reading the 
archives on this topic before making such absolutists statements.

On Sunday 16 May 2004 09:33, unikom at paco.net wrote:
> Dear Dave,
> Perhaps because Hebrew is more natural for me, I was never really
> interested in academic discussions on grammar. For all practical issues,
> there are of course tenses in Hebrew, and with certain caveats they are
> clear and easy to apply.
> Even if, say, 10 or 15% of the Tanakic verb entries are in a possibly
> wrong tense, this relates to the scribes' accuracy.
> I would be curious to see arguments to the contrary, if you can refer me
> to a publication, preferably a one available on the Internet.
> Sincerely,
> Vadim Cherny
> >I suggest you spend some serious time in the archives before making such a
> statement.  There have been beaucoup discussions of this very question and
> it's far from settled.  Don't try to treat it as though it's a done deal,
> because it most definitely isn't.<
> On Sunday 16 May 2004 01:43, unikom at paco.net wrote:
> > Dear Rolf,
> >
> > You can't be serious on that. Out of head, 90% of wa's reverse the tense.
> > Those that don't represent probably the same percentage of the erroneous
> > tenses as encountered in the verbs without wa. Wa's overwhelmingly do
> > reverse the tense, wouldn't you agree with this?
> >
> > >QATAL and WEQATAL: "In
> >
> > conclusion, there is no evidence that qatal and weqatal are separate
> > and independent conjugations or that they have different origins.
> > I agree that there is no difference between the two forms - weqatal
> > is a qatal with the conjunction WAW prefixed.<
> >
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Vadim
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