[b-hebrew] Jeremiah 1:5

Joseph Justiss jljustiss at msn.com
Wed Oct 21 12:55:34 EDT 2009

I have a question about the Yiqtol verb in Jeremiah 1:5. 

1. Am I correct to expect a Qatal form of יצר instead of a Yiqtol after the temporal adverbial prepositional phrase בטרם in verse 5?


2. Is the sense of the verse some kind of modal use of Yiqtol: "Before I could form you in the womb I knew you."? Or are these even the right kind of questions to be asking?


Just wanted to get your thoughts.


Joe Justiss 

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