Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

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Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Postby SteveMiller » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:20 pm

Isaac Fried wrote:See, for instance, Job 1:16
עוֹד זֶה מְדַבֵּר וְזֶה בָּא וַיֹּאמַר אֵשׁ אֱלֹהִים נָפְלָה מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם וַתִּבְעַר בַּצֹּאן וּבַנְּעָרִים וַתֹּאכְלֵם וָאִמָּלְטָה רַק-אֲנִי לְבַדִּי לְהַגִּיד לָךְ

KJV: "While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee."

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Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Postby Isaac Fried » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 am

Notice also the לְהַגִּיד, "to tell", at the end of the verse.

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Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Postby Isaac Fried » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Seems to me that הִגִּיד = היא-ג-היא-ד HIGIYD it tainted by the confrontational flavor of נֶגֶד, NEGED, 'opposite, against'. See Gen. 3:11
וַיֹּאמֶר מִי הִגִּיד לְךָ כִּי עֵירֹם אָתָּה
KJV: " And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?"

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Re: Is waw Consecutive (wayyiqtol) perfective or imperfective?

Postby Isaac Fried » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:07 pm

Here, Ex. 14:15, is an example of DABER but without EMOR
וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה מַה תִּצְעַק אֵלָי דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִסָּעוּ

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