[b-hebrew] Judges 16:30 - Verb with no use, MY PROBLEM!
B. M. Rocine
brocine at twcny.rr.com
Fri Oct 6 10:19:02 EDT 2006
Your last line catches my eye, "Just goes to show that Wayyiqtol can't
really represent consecutive action."
Actually, Gen 2:25 doesn't *show* anything about whether wayyiqtol, as a
form, represents consecutive action. You began with an idea about what
the verse means, and then you read the wayyiqtol accordingly. I do the
same thing. And it's fine that we read the wayyiqtol differently, as
long as we realize we are doing it and representing ourselves honestly.
We are going to have a very hard time "showing" to everyone's
satisfaction that wayyiqtol means a certain thing. Such is the
imperfect (excuse the pun) nature of our knowledge of BH.
George Athas wrote:
> 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.
> Best Regards,
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Moore Theological College
> 1 King St, Newtown 2042, Australia
> Ph: (+61 2) 9577 9774
B. M. Rocine
Living Word Church
6101 Court St. Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13026
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