[b-hebrew] Prophetic Perfect? Psalm 107
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Thu May 20 09:22:33 EDT 2004
No, sorry, I erred.
WEKATABs are also past often. Here it is hard to tell, I admit,
whether a vov hophek is intended.
Of course, you will likely come up with examples which prove me wrong.
But this is definitely my default position with any verb.
I don't believe in a prophetic perfect. Nope.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Penner [mailto:pennerkm at mcmaster.ca]
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:56 AM
> To: 'Lisbeth S. Fried'; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Prophetic Perfect? Psalm 107
> Am I understanding you correctly, Liz, that you think in
> Biblical Hebrew QATALs and WAYYIQTOLs are always absolute
> past (the event precedes the speech), and YIQTOLs and
> WEQATALs are always future or jussive (the speech precedes the event)?
> Ken Penner, M.C.S. (Biblical Languages, Greek Focus), M.A.
> (Hebrew Poetry) Ph.D. (cand.), McMaster University
> pennerkm at mcmaster.ca Hebrew vocabulary software:
> http://s91279732.onlinehome.us/flash or
> > I don't see a problem in the psalm. I would translate the verbs the
> > way I always do: The WAYYIKTOBs, and KATABs are narrative past, the
> > YIKTOBs, WEYIKTOBs are either future or jussive.
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