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Title: Zur Bedeutung von מלא Niph'al in Num 14,21 und Ps 72,19
Author(s): MIGSCH, Herbert
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 82    Issue: 1   Date: 2001   
Pages: 79-83
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.82.1.3200373

Abstract :
H.-P. Müller, in his article 'Ergativelemente im akkadischen und althebräischen Verbalsystem', Bib 66 (1985) 401-410, takes the two nifal sentences from Num 14,21b and Ps 72,19b as reflexive. On the other hand, he identifies the nominal component parts of the sentences in his syntactic analysis as if they were passive nifal sentences (ibid., 401, 410). In the present article it can be shown that the predicates in Num 14,21b and Ps 72,19b are not reflexive, but that they have been formulated either as intransitive or as passive nifals. A final decision could not, however, be reached. H.-P. Müller made a slip in the way he formulated his translation.

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