[b-hebrew] Definite Article 7:14 vs.38:24

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Sun Jul 29 11:17:53 EDT 2007

On 29/07/2007 15:45, JoeWallack at aol.com wrote:
> ...
> HRH - Looks like a Verb once again in the Perfect. Supports  HRH of 7:14 as 
> also perfect.    
It is not a verb. Two pieces of evidence for this:

1) This is not the correct form for a verb with a feminine subject, 
which would be /harata(h)/ as in Genesis 16:4,5, contrast Psalm 7:15 
(7:14 in English) where the subject is masculine.

2) The regular construction after /hinne(h)/ is a verbless clause with 
an adjective or participle. I note that the verb HRH does not seem to 
have a regular participle, but the adjective /hara(h)/ (feminine form 
only attested) seems to function as its participle.

Peter Kirk
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