## Question on Imperative and Waw Consecutive

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• Dear List, In Weingreen Exercise 18 number 11 it says, ...hissateroo beharim...vahalakhtem ledarkekhem... Apparently this means ...hide yourselves in the
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Dear List,

In Weingreen Exercise 18 number 11 it says, "...hissateroo
beharim...vahalakhtem ledarkekhem..." Apparently this means "...hide
yourselves in the mountains...and go on your way...". Or, can this be
translated, "...hide yourselves in the mountains...and you shall go on
your way..."? I would appreciate it if someone could point out the
relevant section in Weingreen explaining the grammar of this
construction. Thanks!

Kind Regards,

Raymond
Tokyo
• Raymond: Thanks as always for your eagle eye! This construction, in fact, doesn t seem to be mentioned in Weingreen (remember, as detailed as Weingreen may
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Raymond:

Thanks as always for your eagle eye! This construction, in fact,
doesn't seem to be mentioned in Weingreen (remember, as detailed as
Weingreen may seem at times, it is only meant to be an
introduction). However, in Tanach the vav consecutive w/ the
perfect very often follows tenses other than imperfect, most often
an imperative (as here).

This has come up a few times before. Here's from a previous posting
I made to the list (which by the way, I found by searching the
archive for the term "perfect consecutive").

Hope all is well.

Berel

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From: "Berel Beyer" <berelbeyer@...>
Date: Wed Jul 16, 2003 5:29 pm
Subject: Exercise 16 due 7/17

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The only thing I would add is that the vav consecutive with the
perfect is very often referring back to an imperative rather than an
imperfect. Weingreen doesn't really explain this, but he uses it a
lot in the ensuing exercises. The following is from Gesenius:

-- The vav. consec. w/ the perfect can actually be a sequal to
an "imperfect, imperative, or even participle" (#49.H, p.135).

-- The perfect consecutive in immediate dependence of the preceding
tense, or its. equivalent, serves...[a]fter an imperative, also with
the same or a different subject, e.g. 2 S 7.5, lech v'amarta, go and
tell...as also the perf. consec. of amar and diber very frequently
follows other imperatives.." (#112.R, p.333).

> Dear List,
>
> In Weingreen Exercise 18 number 11 it says, "...hissateroo
> beharim...vahalakhtem ledarkekhem..." Apparently this
means "...hide
> yourselves in the mountains...and go on your way...". Or, can
this be
> translated, "...hide yourselves in the mountains...and you shall
go on
> your way..."? I would appreciate it if someone could point out
the
> relevant section in Weingreen explaining the grammar of this
> construction. Thanks!
>
> Kind Regards,
>
> Raymond
> Tokyo
• In a message dated 1/2/2004 7:39:27 AM Eastern Standard Time, fwgk5942@mb.infoweb.ne.jp writes: In Weingreen Exercise 18 number 11 it says, ...hissateroo
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In a message dated 1/2/2004 7:39:27 AM Eastern Standard Time,
fwgk5942@... writes:
In Weingreen Exercise 18 number 11 it says, "...hissateroo
beharim...vahalakhtem ledarkekhem..." Apparently this means "...hide
yourselves in the mountains...and go on your way...". Or, can this be
translated, "...hide yourselves in the mountains...and you shall go on
your way..."? I would appreciate it if someone could point out the
relevant section in Weingreen explaining the grammar of this
construction. Thanks!
___

You might take a look at http://www.basicsofbiblicalhebrew.com/. On their
download page there is a PDF file on this very subject. The price is right --
free!

gfsomsel

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• In a message dated 1/2/2004 10:57:16 AM Eastern Standard Time, polycarp66@aol.com writes: You might take a look at http://www.basicsofbiblicalhebrew.com/. On
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In a message dated 1/2/2004 10:57:16 AM Eastern Standard Time,
polycarp66@... writes:
You might take a look at http://www.basicsofbiblicalhebrew.com/. On their
download page there is a PDF file on this very subject. The price is right
--
free!
__________

Guess I'm getting forgetful at my young age. You need to go to the download
page for the downloads -- seems obvious, but one never knows . . .

gfsomsel

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