Hithpael and Niphal in Biblical Hebrew: Semantic and Morphological Overlap

@article{Baden2010HithpaelAN,
  title={Hithpael and Niphal in Biblical Hebrew: Semantic and Morphological Overlap},
  author={Joel S. Baden},
  journal={Vetus Testamentum},
  year={2010},
  volume={60},
  pages={33-44}
}
The well-established semantic overlap between the niphal and hithpael in Biblical Hebrew is explained by the morphological similarities between the two stems in the imperfect form in the consonantal text. This claim is supported by a statistical analysis indicating that the first root consonant of some verb classes has assimilated rather than undergone metathesis more commonly than has previously been thought. 

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For ‫נשא‬ see Num 24:7; Dan 11:14. For ‫נבא‬ see Jer
  • Ezek
Hippa'el-Nif 'al Conjugation") claims these as examples of his proposed "hippa'el" form; see, however, Waltke & O'Connor (Syntax, p. 425): "The socalled Hippael forms
  • GKC §54c. His examples are from Prov 26:26 ‫;)תכּסּה(‬ Num 21:27 ‫;)תכּונּן(‬ Qoh 7:16 ‫;)תשּׁומם(‬ Isa
there is only one t-stem of any other I-affricate (s-r). Thus the conclusions drawn here for the historical development in Hebrew may be transferred
  • which the hithpael of ‫שׁ‬ is found more frequently than average)