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5.2.34 - Hithpael

A Hebrew verb stem which typically denotes intensive reflexive action. “The Hithpael stem is used to express an intensive type of action with a reflexive (or sometimes passive) voice. For example, the verb חָבָא [ḥāḇāʾ] means ‘he hid’ in the Qal stem. The Hithpael form is הִתְחַבֵּא [hiṯḥabbēʾ] and it means ‘he hid himself.’ ”1 Other Hebrew verb stems include Qal, Piel, Pual, Hiphil, 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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