[b-hebrew] Prophetic Perfect?
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Tue May 18 13:44:37 EDT 2004
> The perfective perfect notion was originally built on the
> view that QATAL was past tense and /or signalled completed
> acts. Thus, it contradicted fundamental grammatical thoughts
> to have hundreds of QATALs with simple future reference. So,
> in order to save the grammar
> - but without any data - the psychological explanation was
> invented that the action was completed in the mind of the
> prophet. Please ask your constructor if he or she has any
> *data* showing that the QATALs of Isaiah 9:1,5 are not just
> simple futures.
What evidence could you possibly bring to show that
these are not just simple narrative pasts?
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