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

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 15:59:17 EDT 2013

Hi Chris,

I think you've not correctly caught the difference the qal and hiphil of
RWM.  In the qal, the verb means to be high or to rise up.  But in the
hiphil the verb means to make a second object to be high or to raise it
up.  So for this particular verb, the hiphil works quite well as a
causative.  Indeed, it might be said that for this particular verb, in the
qal stem it is intransitive, but in the hiphil it is transitive.  This
isn't always the case with all verbs, but with this particular verb it is.



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

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 5:19 AM, Chris Watts <dekruidnootjes at eircom.net>wrote:

> 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.
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