[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.
Liz Fried 

> -----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 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flash_pro/join
> > 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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