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5.2.31 - Hiphil

A Hebrew verb stem which typically denotes causative active action. “The Hiphil stem is used to express causative action with an active voice. For example, the verb מָלַךְ [mālak] means ‘he was king’ or ‘he reigned’ in the Qal stem. The Hiphil form, however, is הִמְלִיךְ [himlîk] and means ‘he caused to reign’ or ‘he made (someone) king.’ ”1 Other Hebrew verb stems include Qal, Piel, Pual, Hophal, and Hithpael.

Notes

1 Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt, The Basics of Biblical Hebrew (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001), 126.


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