The cognate accusative is very common in Hebrew, because so much of the
vocabulary is developed from the verbal roots, e.g. "sacrifice a
"say a saying," "command a commandment," "pitch with pitch," "brick
(make brick) bricks," "white wash with whitewash," etc. The Greeks did
no borrow the concept, however, it is a linguistic phenomenon that
results from the evolution of
vocabulary in any language. The longer a language exists, and the more
words that are assimilated, the less you will see cognate accusatives.
them in English because we deplore redundancy. The first three Hebrew
above could be used in English, as well as "build a building," "plant a
"straw straw," etc.