[b-hebrew] Judges 16:30 - Verb with no use, MY PROBLEM!

George Athas george.athas at moore.edu.au
Fri Oct 6 03:00:43 EDT 2006

The Wayyiqtol form does not say anything about the nature of the action.
Rather, in line with aspect, it tells you (the reader) how to view the
action. As such, it is simply alerting you to the fact that you should go on
reading the story from the point of view of them being naked. It says
nothing about whether they once were or were not naked. Rather, it is simply
saying that for the purposes of the story at hand, "THEY HAPPENED TO BE"
[Heb: wayyihyu] naked.
Just goes to show that Wayyiqtol can't really represent consecutive action.

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