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13. Qal Perfect — Strong Verbs

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You must fully master the Qal Perfect strong verb paradigm that is given in 13.5. You must be able to produce every form of the paradigm in Hebrew. A number of other strong verbs are given in 13.7 for practicing the inflection of the paradigm.

There is a lot of material packed into 13.1-13.12. Study it carefully and, most importantly, master the strong verb paradigm. We will also study the high-frequency particle that is often translated "behold" (13.13). The vocabulary for this chapter is composed entirely of verbs.

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Chapter Material

  1. With the last five chapters of this course (Chapters 13-17), your first read through needs to be more careful than with the previous chapters. In this chapter, your first time through should give a good understanding of the meaning and use of the Qal Perfect verb inflection. Don't try to memorize the paradigm in 13.5 as yet but make sure you have a good understanding of how a Qal Perfect should be translated. Before you listen to the lecture, read and understand 13.1-13.4. You should read the entire chapter in anticipation of the lecture.

  2. Listen to Gary's full lecture

  3. Study and master the content of every section of the chapter. You must have total mastery of the paradigm in 13.5. You will be required to produce these forms in Hebrew throughout the entire course. Be certain that you understand the spelling issues that are presented in 13.8 and 13.9.

  4. Listen to the vocabulary


Please complete the following exercises:

  1. Parsing (1-10) on p. 67;

  2. Translation (1-10) on p. 68;

  3. Bible translations (1-2, 4-6) on pp. 69-70;

  4. Inflecting (1-10) on p. 71. in the Basics of Biblical Hebrew: Workbook.

You may need to use the Holladay lexicon for the Bible translations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Don't the Perfect sufformatives look quite similar to pronominal suffixes?

  2. What happens when a verb ending in  ת  has a Perfect sufformative beginning with  ת?

  3. What are some translation values for  הִנֵּה  other than "behold"?


  1. Exercise Four (page 69)

  2. Exercise Six (page 70)

  3. Exercise Eleven (page 70)

Correct your homework with the answer key


  1. The Qal stem expresses _________ action.

  2. True or False: An intransitive verb does not take a direct object.

  3. What happens when a triconsonantal verbal root ending in t receives a sufformative beginning with  ת?

  4. What is the stem vowel?

  5. How are perfect verbs negated?

  6. Do you fully understand every summary point in section 13.14?

  7. Do you know the difference between a transitive and an intransitive verb?

  8. What do we mean by the terms "sufformative" and "inflectional ending"?

  9. Do you have total mastery of the strong verb paradigm for the Qal Perfect as presented in 13.5 and 13.7? Can you produce every one of these forms in Hebrew with perfect spelling? If not, spend more time with the paradigms.

  10. Do you have any questions about what's happening with the Qal Perfect inflection of the two verb types presented in 13.8 and 13.9? If you do, study these sections again

  11. You have now had eleven chapters with vocabulary sections (chapters 3-13). You've been given 215 main entries in the vocabulary sections of these chapters. Have you memorized these 215 words?


Quiz (answers)

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