[b-hebrew] Isaiah 53: in his death?

UUC unikom at paco.net
Fri May 21 08:26:39 EDT 2004


Dear Karl,

Not exactly so.
wa refers to sequence, but each event in that sequence occurs only once.
Basically, "he did smth," "and then did smth else."


Best regards,

Vadim

> Concerning verb "tenses", I was taught
> that one of the features of the Qatal
> binyan was that it referred to a one time
> event while the Yiqtol to a repeating or
> continuing event. Hence a Qatal future
> would refer to an event that would happen
> only once. That's in addition to its
> usual referral to completed action while
> the Yiqtol to incompleted action. But I
> haven't followed up on this, has anyone
> else?
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
> >
> > Dear Harold,
> > We don't have the same view of biblical origins.
> > There is no point in discussing this.
> >
> > I just want to call attention to the fact that one's suppositions
> > color one's translations. People think they are being objective,
> > but when they turn perfective voice into imperfective out of a
> > desire to see the text as prophetic, then what can I say?
> > It is eisegesis, not exegesis.
> > Best,
> > Liz
> > >
> >
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