[b-hebrew] Haggai 1,8

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 22:26:12 EDT 2012


On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM, <ps2866 at bingo-ev.de> wrote:

> Dear Friends of B-Heb,
> I'm reading through the prophet Haggai and came around Chapter 1,8. The
> writer first used "ALU" (Qal Imperativ) in the sentence followed by "Bo"
> as Waw Consec. (Hiphil) - same Person as the Imperativ.
> My question regarding the translation: is it possible to see "Bo" not with
> imperatival force as many translations do, but as consecutive: "Go up to
> the mountain in order to bring wood".

Is not the “in order to” just a continuation of the imperative? As such,
then does not an imperative translation not contradict the the meaning of
the verse?

> I tend to treat the Waw Consec. not necessesary as imperatival, as the
> writer easily could have used a imperative form there.
> Thank you for any help ! I've found nothing helpful in commentaries.
> Yours
> Peter Streitenberger, Germany
> wwww.streitenberger.com

Karl W. Randolph.

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