[b-hebrew] ex 6:6, "bring"

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Tue Jul 9 16:28:58 EDT 2013

Thankyou nir for pointing that out, brain was all over theplace this  
afternoon.  Shalom.

Chris Watts

On 9 Jul 2013, at 20:14, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:


the -TY at the end of WHWC)TY is not 2nd but 1st person. thus, it  
cannot be
imperative, but it could in principle be cohortative.

however, the waw-prefixed imperfect, W-XXX-suffix, is generally used as
future, in either mood: imperative/cohortative/jussive, indicative or
subjunctive, depending on context. in Ex 6:6 W-XXX-TY is definitely not
cohortative but future indicative. though THE VERY SAME VERB FORM could
serve as cohortative in another place!!!

the real problem in this sentence is not the mood: it is the fact  
that the
waw-prefixed verb form follows a noun clause. in some sense, the waw  
in 6:3,
and maybe also in 6:6, is equivalent to ASHER, i.e. has an  
introductory effect
(introduces god to the people) besides stating future events.

nir cohen

De: Chris Watts <dekruidnootjes at eircom.net>
Para: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Data: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:25:41 +0100
Assunto: [b-hebrew] Ex 6:6 hiphil imperative 'bring'
I am stumped to be honest as to why the verb translated as "bring" in
this verse is in the imperative.  Just like many others in exodus.
It could just as easily have been a standard hiphil perfect?  and
received the same translation, or not? After a few days I can not see
why it should be in the imperative.

Chris Watts

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