The Hebrew Verbs and Aspect

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269533
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683671 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

The Hebrew Verbs and Aspect

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This chapter examines the verbs and the concept of aspect in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It suggests that the sequential interpretation triggered by wayyiqtols in the BH text is closely connected with the fact that the wayyiqtol form represents situations which include their end points. It concludes that the different aspectual classes do not play any important role in the interpretation of the prefixed forms because the movement in the narrative advances whether or not a sentence presents an event or a state.

Keywords: Hebrew verbs; biblical Hebrew; aspect; wayyiqtols; Hebrew language

Chapter.  7592 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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