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

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Thu Jul 11 16:08:58 EDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 01:59:17PM -0600, 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.
> 
> Blessings,
> 
> Jerry

But you should probably mention that for the majority of cases if
the Qal is intransitive then its Hifʿīl is transitive.

P.T.


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