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  Chapter  1
  Chapter  2
  Chapter  3
  Chapter  4
  Chapter  5
  Chapter  6

  Appendix I
  Appendix II
  Appendix III
  Appendix IV
  Appendix V
  Appendix VI
  Appendix VII
  Appendix VIII
  Appendix IX
  Appendix X
  Appendix XI
  Appendix XII
  Appendix XIII
  Appendix XIV
  Appendix XV
  Appendix XVI
  Appendix XVII
  Appendix XVIII
  Appendix XIX
  Appendix XX
  Appendix XXI

  Biblical References

General Bibliography






(Reference: p.48)


The Use of Hayah in the Passive Voice.



The verb   which to our way of thinking is an active verb, in

Hebrew appears in the Niphal or Passive voice also. The following

references illustrate how this usage is found, in every case the verb

being in the Niphal.

Deut.4.32:   "whether there has been (done) such a great thing..."

Jud. 19.30;   "There was no such thing (done) nor seen..."

Jud.20.3:    "How was there (done) this wickedness?"

I Sam. 25.6:  "Peace be upon..."

I Ki. 1.27:    "Has this thing been done by my lord the king?"

I Ki.12.24:   "This thing from me has been", ie., has been done.

Neh. 6.8:     "There are no such things (done) as thou sayest".

Prov.13.19: "The desire that has been (satisfied) is sweet to my


Isa.5.5:      "It shall be (given over) to being consumed".

Jer.48.19;    "Ask him that fleeth and her that escapeth. and say,

What is (done)?"

Ezek.21.12: "Cry and howl, son of man, for it shall be (done)

upon my people".

Ezek. 39.8:   "Behold.... it is (done), saith the Lord."

Micah 2.4:   "A doleful lament has been (made)".



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