“She Will Have Been”: Non-Past Qatal (Perfect) Verbs in Zechariah

Qatal (perfect) verbs tend to refer to past time events. Some have argued that there are exceptions, however. This paper examines all the possible non-past qatal occurrences in Zechariah, and classifies them into three categories—timeless present/generic (2x), prophetic perfect (5x), and performative (26x), including the so-called messenger formula (“thus says/has said the LORD”). It then … Read more