[b-hebrew] Psa 1,1f

ps2866 at bingo-ev.de ps2866 at bingo-ev.de
Fri Mar 9 09:05:59 EST 2012

Thank you, Karl and Frank !

Frank, is it you, who wrote the Hebrew-German Lexicon (Pons)? I recommend
and use it regularly. I just ordered your book on Tempus and Verbal Aspect
at Lehmanns (no offer at Amazon), but it takes about one week for
Would it be possible for you to give one sentence to Psa 1,1f, as I have
to give a speech on this Sunday and this question remains open? It would
be beneficial for the English speaking readers of the list as well, as
your book is German.

Thank you a lot !

Peter M. Streitenberger, Germany

> Dear list,
> please cf. my recent study on that problem: Ein jegliches hat seine Zeit.
> Tempus und Aspekt im biblisch-hebräischen Verbalsystem, KUSATU B.1, 2011.
> On
> page 395-400 I cover Ps 1,1-2.
> Best regards
> Frank
> Frank Matheus,
> Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew,
> University of Münster, Germany
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] Im Auftrag von K Randolph
> Gesendet: Freitag, 9. März 2012 02:18
> An: ps2866 at bingo-ev.de
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Betreff: Re: [b-hebrew] Psa 1,1f
> Peter:
> The whole psalm is present tense, imperfective aspect. What we deal with
> here is different moods.
> In the first verse, there are three declarative phrases that defines a
> blessed person. Hence the Qatal in all three phrases.
> The second verse the Yiqtol indicates the desire, or subjunctive use of
> the
> verb.
> The third verse shows another aspect of the Yiqtol, namely the following
> of
> a main clause which is Qatal, i.e. secondary to the main.
> And we can go on.
> The Qatal and Yiqtol conjugations reference neither tense (past, present,
> future) nor aspect (completed, uncompleted action), and this psalm gives
> examples that this is the case.
> Karl W. Randolph.
> On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM, <ps2866 at bingo-ev.de> wrote:
>> Dear B-Hebrew-friends,
>> how can we understand the difference in Psa 1,1 with three verbs in
>> Perfect and the following vers with a verb in the imperfect.
>> Is it possible to take the three perfect forms as completed actions with
>> a
>> past perspective and vers 2 as imperfective action with iterative or
>> habitual actionsform and view on present or future action?
>> Thank you for any suggestion!
>> Yours
>> Peter, Germany
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