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Title:Discourse structure, verb forms, and archaism in Psalm 18

Psalm 18 is especially relevant to the occasional use of what might be called ‘old preterites’ in the Hebrew Bible. These forms act exactly like wyyqtl, i.e., the waw consecutive with the imperfect in respect to being a narrative tense and limited to clause initial position, but lack the w- on the front. In this particular psalm the distribution of this form correlates with the narrative progress which can be posited within the psalm. A secondary value in this psalm is its possible light on the use of the two basic forms of the Hebrew verb, the perfect (qtl) and the imperfect (yqtl) in off the line uses in the structure of the psalm.

Contributor (author):Longacre, Robert E.
Date (W3CDTF):2006
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/40249
Extent:pages 17-30
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/40249
Is Part Of:Journal of Translation 2(1)
Is Version Of (URI):oai:sil.org:7537
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Ancient Hebrew language
Discourse structure; Verbs
Subject (ISO639):hbo
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Longacre, Robert E. 2006. Journal of Translation 2(1).
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