Hebrew Language/Genes 4:1
Is there a difference between vav consequential and vav circumstantial?
And what vav starts Genesis 4:1?
Thanks again, Scott
In Hebrew we usually differentiate just between two types of Vav - Vav Hakhiboor ("connection" Vav, probably can be also translated to Vav consequential) and Vav Hahipukh ("turning" Vav - the one that turns past to future and vice verse).
Because of the difference between Hebrew and English grammar, you can also add to the list "Vav circumstantial", that describes a circumstantial connection, usually between two parts of a sentence, and can be translated to "while", "when", "since", "because", "with", depending on the context, But in Hebrew this is still called "Vav hakhiboor").
יָדַע אֶת-חַוָּה אִשְׁתּוֹ;
קָנִיתִי אִישׁ אֶת-יְהוָה.