Judges 19:13 lecha?

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Kenneth Greifer
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Judges 19:13 lecha?

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Judges 19:13 שופטים
19:13וַיֹּ֣אמֶר לְנַעֲר֔וֹ לְךָ֥ וְנִקְרְבָ֖ה בְּאַחַ֣ד הַמְּקֹמ֑וֹת וְלַ֥נּוּ בַגִּבְעָ֖ה א֥וֹ בָרָמָֽה׃

Why does it say "lecha" and not "lech"?
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Glenn Dean
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Re: Judges 19:13 lecha?

Post by Glenn Dean »

Hi Kenneth:

I don't have an answer but my grammar book has a special comment on לֵךְ ("lech") - it says "The alternate form לְכָה appears 33 times". (note that לְכָה is לְךָ "le-cha"). I don't know why there's an alternate form though

Glenn
Refael Shalev
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Re: Judges 19:13 lecha?

Post by Refael Shalev »

Hi Kenneth,

This modus is like soft imperative (cohortative) to first person something like "let us go..."
Refael Shalev
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