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

Jerry Shepherd jshepherd53 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 16:28:40 EDT 2013

Hi Petr,

Thanks for pointing this out; yes, I should have made that observation.

Also, thank you for your observations on the work of the Masoretes; I
believe I agree with you to a considerable extent.



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

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Petr Tomasek <tomasek at etf.cuni.cz> wrote:

> 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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