[b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 1:26 HaNiTSeVeT????

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Tue Oct 24 14:31:21 EDT 2006

Chris and Nel wrote:
> I am totally stuck on understanding this form in 1 Sam 1:26 where Hannah 
> says that she was the "one who was standing". (HaNiTSeVeT) Looking up in the 
> lexicon I see that it is a 'Niphal' and a participle - but that actually 
> confuses the issue because it resembles the alternative fem sing part in Qal 
> for example MSHeLeT. BDB on the web is about as useful as an ashtray on a 
> motorbike!!! -- if there were more occurences of this form that might have 
> helped, but evan shoshan shows that this is the only one.  Is it a noun 
> clause tied up in one word????  And I do not understand the doubling of the 
> second root letter??  This word has me really tied up in knots as to how it 
> became pointed with two seghols instead of the expected -- HaNiTSaVaH!! (I 
> like things predictable)

HH: The form in 1 Sam 1:26 is a standard one for 
the feminine participle, though the one you give 
is also found. See GKC #94:d, h.

Harold Holmyard

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