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09-15-2008, 03:38 PM
What are the criteria for BW for determining if a perfect with a waw is a waw consecutive or waw conjunctive?

Mark Eddy
09-15-2008, 05:54 PM
BibleWorks does not make decsions concerning whether a waw is consecutive or conjunctive. That is done as part of the Groves-Wheeler Westminster Theological Seminary Hebrew Morphology database (WTM). If you have any questions about their choice between the two, you might want to contact them.
For a discussion on the philosophy behind the WTM morphology see A Reference Guide to the Westminster Hebrew Morphology Database (file:///C:/Program%20Files/BibleWorks%207/MORPHmanual44.pdf) in BibleWorks online Help.
Mark Eddy

David Kummerow
09-15-2008, 06:03 PM
I've wondered that myself at times. Possibly, they may be noticing the difference in accents, but I haven't checked the consistency of this.

In any case, these days Hebraists have now tended to move away from positing a two-conjunction-waw theory. Revell has shown that the accents cannot be used to posit two "perfects".