Parsing the Wayyiqtol (vayyiqtol). The Wayyiqtol form is also known as a 'prefix conjugation' because the subject pronoun of the verb is attached to the basic form as a prefix. In fact, the Wayyiqtol form is identical to the Yiqtol form with a prefixed conjunction ו. The Wayyiqtol form is used as the regular narrative past tense in Biblical Hebrew prose, expressing the main line of action in a past tense narrative, so it is usually translated with the English simple past. We may translate the Wayyiqtol ו into English ('and,' 'so,' 'then,' etc.).
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