[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.
Dear Rolf,
What evidence could you possibly bring to show that
these are not just simple narrative pasts?
Liz Fried

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