[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Digest, Vol 127, Issue 33

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Sun Jul 21 18:06:23 EDT 2013


>>But I didn't think there was a future tense in Hebrew?

yiqtol is, indeed, used as future indicative in many places. here, 
however, i believe it is used as present continuous: although the 
prophecy is about the future, the prophet's mourning is in the present. 
or still better, as atemporal: it describes a situation without 
altogether specifying a time frame.

all these nuances are imperfective.

nir cohen

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