By W. Dennis Tucker Jr.
This primary quantity within the Baylor instruction manual at the Hebrew Bible sequence presents professional, complete assistance in answering major questions about the Hebrew textual content. whereas reflecting the most recent advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics, the paintings makes use of a mode that's lucid adequate to function an invaluable agent for educating and self-study.
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Narrative discourse—off-the-line. The relative prons noun ֲא ֶׁשרintroduces a subordinate clause meant to modify ַה ֵּכ ִלים. Subordinate clauses are considered off-the-line because they typically provide background information to the main narrative. ֲא ֶׁשר. Rel pronoun. Introduces a subordinate clause in which the antecedent ַה ֵּכ ִליםserves as the subject of a verbless clause. ָּב ֳאנִ ּיָ ה. The preposition called beth locale. ְּבindicates spatial localization—the so- ל־הּיָ ם ַ ֶא.
The verbless clause is marked, with the object being fronted. Jonah’s ethnic identity was fronted in the first clause, and the identity of Jonah’s deity is fronted in the second. ֹלהי ַהׁשָּ ַמיִם ֵ ֱא. The construct relationship may be understood as expressing an adverbial relationship, with the location or origin of the construct noun indicated by the absolute noun (MNK, 199). The phrase stands in apposition to יְהוָ ה. ֲאנִ י. Subject of verbless clause. ֵיָרא. Qal act ptc. , rather than events” (WO, 624).
The use of ג ָֹורלwith נָ ַפלhas a techns nical or idiomatic usage (Harman, 129), and depending on the events being conveyed, may necessitate a different verbal stem. The Qal form of נָ ַפלis employed when speaking of the lot “falling,” but when the text speaks of “casting” lots, the Hiphil form is required. ג ָֹורלֹות. M p noun. Direct object of נָ ַפל. ג ָֹורלֹותmay be classifs fied as an irregular noun since it is masculine in gender, but takes the feminine ending in the plural.