[b-hebrew] Qatal following Vayiqtol
Joel C. Salomon
joelcsalomon at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 15:33:43 EST 2009
Rabbi S. R. Hirsch on Genesis 25:34 says (roughly) that a Qatal form
following a Vayiqtol form¹ is a past perfect, i.e., the translation
And Jacob _had given_ Esau bread and pottage of lentils…
with a fairly different view of what transpired than traditional
Is this grammatical feature otherwise attested to? Is it widely accepted?
1. I’m using terminology I picked up from this list; if there’s a more
standard naming scheme would someone please correct me?
—Joel C. Salomon
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