[b-hebrew] Alleged "prophetic tense"

Jennifer & Bruce McKinnon jennifer.bruce at telus.net
Sat Dec 1 13:01:32 EST 2012


Rolf, I also would be interested in seeing your comments.

Regards,
Bruce McKinnon
Victoria, Canada


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barry H." <nebarry at verizon.net>
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Alleged "prophetic tense"


> Please send the comments, and thanks.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> N.E. Barry Hofstetter
> Http://my.opera.com/barryhofstetter/blog
>
> On Dec 1, 2012, at 9:29 AM, "Rolf" <rolf.furuli at sf-nett.no> wrote:
>
>> Dear Barry,
>>
>> I agree with you, there is no "prophetic tense." The view was that the 
>> Hebrew conjugations expressed completed and uncompleted action. However, 
>> many verbs dis violate these explanations. So, the concept "prophetic 
>> perfect" was coined in order to explain these anomalous verbs.
>>
>> I made some comments on this in my dissertation: "A New Understanding of 
>> the Verbal System of Classical Hebrew An Attempt to Distinguish Between 
>> Semantic and Pragmatic Factors," Oslo:2005. If you do not have it in your 
>> University library, I can send you a copy of the comments regarding 
>> "prophetic perfect."  But it would be fine to have this dissertation in 
>> the library, because it is the only work where all the around 80.000 
>> finite and infinite verbs in the Tanakh, the DSS, the inscriptions, and 
>> Ben Sira have been analyzed.
>>
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Rolf Furuli
>> Stavern
>> Norway
>>
>>
>> Lørdag 1. Desember 2012 15:00 CET skrev Barry <nebarry at verizon.net>:
>>
>>> I'm writing an essay in response to some people who are seriously
>>> misusing the concept. My argument is that it doesn't really exist, not
>>> even as a usage. That a particular passage may be prophetic has nothing
>>> to do with the particular aspect of the verbs employed, but the context
>>> of the passage and how it is then subsequently understood in the history
>>> of interpretation (I'm especially thinking of canonical interpretation,
>>> but not restricted to that). I'd appreciate any comments on this, or > 
>>> references to any published discussions beyond the apologetically driven
>>> "articles" I've seen on various web pages.
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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