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

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Tue Jul 9 13:50:32 EDT 2013


I appreciate your warm comments, thanking you both.

Chris Watts
Ireland



On 9 Jul 2013, at 18:30, Jerry Shepherd wrote:

Hi Chris,

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

Blessings,

Jerry

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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