This is straying slightly from the categories of Hebrew and Greek grammar, but it is interesting, and quite pertinent to next years’ hebrew class. Here’s the question: what is parallelism?

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Does the Qal passive exist?

There is a debate in the study of biblical Hebrew as to whether the Qal stem is only ever used in an active voice, or if such a thing as a Qal passive (Qp) exists. The Masoretes said ‘only active’ but many disagree. A simple Bibleworks search yields 85 accounts of a Qp.

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