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

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Thu Jul 11 07:19:51 EDT 2013

I suppose then a classic example of what you are saying is found in  
the verb  רום  where the qal is usually:  lift up, lift oneself up,  
become high, exalt, but the hiphil is:  lift up, elevate, exalt,  
increase ones own power.  The nuance is there I suppose but I  
certainly see little difference between the two except that the  
hiphil might appear More assertive? more referring to raising  
yourself louder, noisier, higher?  (but then I would have expected  
the latter to be in a piel?  Please forgive my obvious lack of  
insight, but knowing the grammatical descriptions/theories and  
categories and then understanding the practical realities of  
translation are two different skills, the latter I am just beginning  
to learn.

Chris Watts

Finally, if I am off the mark as to the link between the two roots,  
the point is still valid: Shalach is causative semantically and  
proves the point I was making that Chris has no reason to balk at a  
hiphil used imperatively.

Jonathan Mohler
Baptist Bible Graduate School
Springfield, Mo

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