: Like nearly all translators, I convey the cohortative
as "let me" or "let us" or "may I" or "may we.
In Lessness, the cohortative
tone: "He will curse God again as in the blessed days[ldots] He will stir in the sand[ldots] He will live again the space of a step" resonates with Psalms and the Prophets: "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence," or "I shall not die, but live.
Tenses and moods organize the discussion of the syntax and usage of suffixing forms: past perfective (170-73, with a paragraph on "Cypriote and Punic Usage," 173-74), pluperfect (174-75), present perfective (175), cohortative and optative (175-76), future (176-77), and consecutive (178-79).
It expresses Past Perfective, subjunctive, jussive, optative, and cohortative, imperative, prohibitive and vetitive, and negative result.
Although rare, the waw consecutive with the cohortative
to refer to the past should have been mentioned, as in Genesis 44:11: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "and we dreamed" (see Joshua Blau, A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew [Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1976], 87).
I wonder if students will comprehend the BH cohortative
, infinitive construct and absolute, guttural verb, directive he , etc.
Perfect, imperfect, cohortative
, imperative, jussive, infinitive construct, and infinitive absolute" do not "all count as tenses" (p.
190-92]) distinguishes long and short imperfect; former cohortative
is now energicus (265).