A Treatise on the use of...

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PREFACE. vii language to be the reflex and embodiment of reason, that anomalies such as these can be ultimate and inexplicable: some hidden link of connexion must exist, some higher prin-ciple must be operative, the discovery of which will place us at the true centre of vision, and permit the confused and incoherent figures to fall into their proper perspective and become consistent and clear. The difficulties arising from the causes here indicated I had felt forcibly myself, as well as the practical inability to surmount them with the aids usually available by the student; and this treatise was designed in the hope that, whether by contributing towards their solu-tion, or by directing attention to what might otherwise pass unobserved, it might promote, if possible, an intelligent ap-preciation of the language of the Old Testament. The favour-able notice which it has received, both on the Continent and in England, has much exceeded what I had ventured to an-ticipate; and students of Hebrew have frequently expressed to me their obligations for the assistance which they have derived from it. The original plan of the work was somewhat enlarged in the second edition ( 1881) by the addition of a chapter on the Participle, as well as of two fresh Appendices, one treating of an important principle of Hebrew Syntax ( Apposition), which had not at that time received generally the promi-nence that it deserves, the other dealing with two or three other questions, which seemed to offer scope for fresh illus-tration. The present edition does not differ substantially from the second edition. It is not, however, a mere reprint of it: in numerous places improvements, more or less important, have been introduced1; several additional notes have been 1 The sections in which the improvements have been most material are § § 39 á, â  ( chiefly in arrangement), 161– 162,  and especially § § 172– 175, 178  ( in particular, pp. 228– 232),  and 190– 191  ( with the Obss.). The notes also have in many cases been enlarged. ( I am indebted to Prof. H. L. Strack, of Berlin, for calling my attention to several over-   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C

A Treatise on the use of the Tenses in Hebrew


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FRONTMATTERTitle PageCopyright PagePrefaceContentsList of principal Abbreviations.Additions and CorrectionsA TREATISE ON THE USE OF THE TENSES IN HEBREW.I. IntroductionII. The Perfect aloneIII. The Imperfect aloneIV. The Cohortative and JussiveV. The Voluntative with WawVI. The Imperfect with Waw ConsecutiveVII. AccentsVIII. The Perfect with Waw ConsecutiveIX. The Perfect and Imperfect with Weak Waw X. The ParticipleXI. HypotheticalsAppendix I. On the Circumstantial ClauseAppendix II. On the Use of the Jussive FormAppendix III. On Arabic as Illustrative of HebrewAppendix IV. On the Principle of Apposition in HebrewAppendix V.1. On the Casus Pendens2. On some Uses of the Infinitive with Lamed3. Instances of Variation in the Order of Words4. On Constructions of the type INDEX I (Subjects)INDEX II (Texts)
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