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

Chris Watts dekruidnootjes at eircom.net
Thu Jul 11 16:15:48 EDT 2013

Hallo Jerry, thankyou for pointing that out, I actually read that  
this particular verb in hiphl has a direct object and the qal need  
not, but your explanation solidifies this thankyou.  So much to  
learn , so little time to learn it all.
Chris Watts

On 11 Jul 2013, at 20:59, Jerry Shepherd wrote:

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

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