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by kwrandolph
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ugaritic and the Psalms
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Ugaritic and the Psalms

I have been reading WBC Psalms 1-50. The author makes a big fuss about Ugaritic being important. I don't mean to suggest that it is not important, but when I scan through his index of reference to Ugaritic, I can't find a single instance where usage of Ugaritic helps us. Each of the examples I look...
by kwrandolph
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Biblical Hebrew Wayyiqtol: A Dynamic Definition
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Biblical Hebrew Wayyiqtol: A Dynamic Definition

I don’t know who is the author, nor even why I should listen to him. Since I don’t know him from Adam, what follows is not an attack on his person, rather a critique of his ideas. Because I don’t know him as a person, the only thing I can comment on are his written words. From his words, we can tell...
by kwrandolph
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Noun derivations from roots—patterns
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Noun derivations from roots—patterns

Has anyone done a study of noun derivations from roots, and what they mean? In English we have patterns to derive nouns from verbs, patterns that are so well established that a person can make neologisms using those patterns, and readers can understand what is meant. To give an example: To create gi...
by kwrandolph
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

Jonathan: Yes, in the Qal, we deal with stative verbs, but Hiphil conjugation (it is a conjugation, not a separate lexical item) changes the stative verb to an active verb. We mustn’t ignore the effect that conjugations have on verb meanings. You're confusing the resulting meaning of the hiphil form...
by kwrandolph
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

Karl, you wrote, Biblical Hebrew has a completely different grammar. Herod is still the subject, but the main verb is passive be beheaded with the English main verb cause indicated merely by a conjugation of the Hebrew verb, and John the grammatical object that received the passive action. Harod th...
by kwrandolph
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

Dear Avochai: I hate to be blunt, but your answer below is nonsense and self-contradictory. English doesn’t have a special form to indicate the passive. To compensate for the lack of a passive form, English grammaticalizes the passive by making a compound verb comprised of a form of “to be” + past t...
by kwrandolph
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

Dear Avichai: Too bad you don’t know English that well. Moses-caused-aharon-To-be------dressed noun---verb---noun---To-verb----noun/adjective … The word that comes after the "TO BE" is not a verb at all but an adjective English doesn’t have a special form to indicate the passive. To compen...
by kwrandolph
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

I know you're replying to numerous persons at once, Karl, so please bear with me as I continue to do so myself :) No problem (at least I think it’s no problem). It looks like we have agreement on that nature of the text, which is what I expected. We can make a S-O-V word order in Greek without chan...
by kwrandolph
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

the "eating" verb is continous action Every action has a duration, and is continuous during that duration. Therefore duration is not an argument. Looking at the context of the total passage, we find a Qal imperative in Ezekiel 2:8, and Qals again in 3:1 and 3:3. This is not a “fed” which ...
by kwrandolph
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10
Replies: 114
Views: 1386

Re: שלום in Jeremiah 4:10

tsk tsk Karl, that's not nice. It's Ezekiel 3:2, I know. But I didn’t look up the correct passage until just seconds before I read your posting. Unfortunately, it looks as if I touched a raw nerve, so I don’t intend to answer the posting right after yours. Actually, that passage concerning the eati...

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