[b-hebrew] Tense

Donald Vance donaldrvance at mac.com
Mon Dec 17 08:47:12 EST 2012


Karl's non-answer aside, we would, of course, assign a past time sphere, to use the question's terminology, and we would do so because the wayyiqtol pattern preserves or retains an old perfective form. The introduction to Leviticus makes this clear.

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On Dec 13, 2012, at 11:16 AM, "Dr. Frank Matheus" <post at matheus.de> wrote:

> Dear list,
>  
> if we perceived a text comprising only of one word, e.g. וַיֹּ֙אמֶר , to which time sphere would we sort the proposition, and why would we do so?
>  
> Frank
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