[b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring'

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 13:30:20 EDT 2013

Hi Chris,

Don't beat yourself up.  It happens to all of us.



Jerry Shepherd
Taylor Seminary
Edmonton, Alberta
jshepherd53 at gmail.com

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Chris Watts <dekruidnootjes at eircom.net>wrote:

> Hallo Jerry, I am so utterly dumbfounded.  I can not even find out 'how" I
> made that mistake, trying to look at all the places where it does say 'imp'
> thinking what on earth was I looking at.  I really have no idea how that
> happened, but thankyou for pointing that out - really, a stupid situation I
> just landed myself in - honestly. Thankyou. (well at least I was right in
> questioning when I thought it was an imperative so some common sense
> prevails thank goodness)!
> Chris Watts
> Ireland
> On 9 Jul 2013, at 17:35, Jerry Shepherd wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> A couple of cautions here:
> First of all, don't get too enamored with Karl's denigration of the
> Masoretic pointing.  The  Masoretes were preservers and not innovators.
> There is no doubt that they made mistakes; but, for the most part, their
> vocalization of the text is based on reliable tradition that was handed
> down to them from the previous generations of scribes.  No reputable
> scholar working in Hebrew Bible accepts the work of Masoretes as completely
> reliable.  But neither do any reputable scholars simply dismiss their work
> either.  So Karl's views, I think I am safe in saying, are not shared by
> the vast majority of scholars on this discussion list.
> Second, and more importantly, I'm not sure how you did it, but you have
> misunderstood the information from Davidson's analytical.  Perhaps you were
> looking at the wrong line, or you misinterpreted Davidson's abbreviations.
> For this particular form, Davidson indicates that the form is a Hiphil
> perfect (he uses the term preterite) 1 person singular with a prefixed waw
> consecutive, which is exactly right.
> Blessings,
> Jerry
> Jerry Shepherd
> Taylor Seminary
> Edmonton, Alberta
> jshepherd53 at gmail.com
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