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by Schubert
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Primitive roots
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Primitive roots

Karl, I was interested in your response to this thread. I'd been following this thread with some confusion about the relevance of equating BH words with Greek words. I was uncertain whether or not my lack of clarity about the discussion was the result of a failure to understand some underlying issue...
by Schubert
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Active and passive forms of verbs
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Active and passive forms of verbs

My experience from other languages is that we should not expect a language to be entirely consistent. For that reason, I would think it to be a large and unwarranted assumption to conclude that every active verb has a passive form in Biblical Hebrew even if it was not ever used in the Hebrew Bible -...
by Schubert
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 78:30 in BHS
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Psalm 78:30 in BHS

Daniel, in the absence of any better explanation, it appears that this use of a bracket is simply a printing technique to save paper (and hence cost). In the most cases, the material after the bracket belongs to the end of the following verse. But there are also instances where the words after the b...
by Schubert
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Psalm 139:20 Masoretic text
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Psalm 139:20 Masoretic text

Can someone help me understand these footnotes? The "frt" is a Latin abbrev for fortasse meaning perhaps. Vrs means all or most versions prb means probably prp is abbrev for Latin propositum, which seems to mean a proposed guess, but google translate says propositum means goal. What does ...
by Schubert
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Best Review Text
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: Best Review Text

I learned Biblical Hebrew (to the extent I know anything about it) using Practico-Van Pelt's Basics of Biblical Hebrew , together with its separate exercise book. One reason I liked Practico is that it is clearly laid out and the font size is relatively large. However, I'm sorely tempted to purchase...
by Schubert
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Is BBH wrong in describing yashav as strong in the paal perfect?
Replies: 1
Views: 660

Re: Is BBH wrong in describing yashav as strong in the paal perfect?

Ralph, I think the explanation for BBH's treating the Qal perfect yod as a strong verb is as follows. On page 132 (para 12.12), they say that yod is considered weak only when it appears "as the first consonant of the verbal root and only in certain conjugations ." As you noted, on page 142...
by Schubert
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 3381

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

With regards to 'passive'; no, stative is not just another term for passive, like in the following example: War erupted in 1939. 'Erupted' is a dynamic usage of the passive ; it is not 'stative' as it indicates action or change; in the above example the 'change' was going from non-war, to war. I ag...
by Schubert
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genesis 2:16
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Genesis 2:16

Philo, welcome to the Biblical Hebrew Forum. The forum's policy requires all participants to use their real name. You can insert that it an automatic signature. I'm not sure where you found the "ye" and "thou's". Although this forum does not focus on translation issues, I'll say ...
by Schubert
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 3381

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Ralph, I did a search on Academia.edu for articles on Hebrews statives. The search produced three results. For me the most relevant was what appears to be a grad paper: https://www.academia.edu/25801396/The_State_Of_The_Stative_Qatal_A_Study_Of_Form_And_Function_In_Biblical_Hebrew . One reason I fou...
by Schubert
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginners' Forum
Topic: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler
Replies: 30
Views: 3381

Re: Identifying stative verbs - maybe a difference between Basics of biblical hebrew/BBH and Groves Wheeler

Are there any books that take a systematic look at biblical hebrew, basing themselves on just letters, and not masoretic markings? Ralph, have you looked at Jouon-Muraoka, section 41 (available in your Bibleworks)? It does not provide the systematic non-Masoretic discussion you're hoping to find bu...

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