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Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Tal Goldfajn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book addresses the problem of temporal interpretation within narrative of the biblical Hebrew verb, thus exploring the broader issue of the expression of time in language and the ways in which ... More


On Biblical Hebrew Temporality

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the unique encounter offered in biblical Hebrew (BH) studies between the distinct disciplines of linguistics and theology. It suggests that the temporal interpretation of the ... More


Introduction

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter explains the coverage and objective of this book, which is the temporal interpretation of word order and expression of time in the biblical Hebrew (BH) verb. This book ... More


Hebrew under Imperialism

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Hebrew language evolved under the long shadow cast by Aramaic and the Persian Empire. In the Persian provence of Yehud, Hebrew vernacular would survive in a few villages. Most of the major cities ... More


Biblical Hebrew and Tense

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the verb tense and the past-present-future axis in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It explains the standard linear representation of time in linguistics and highlights some of ... More


Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines how the basic relations of anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority between different events are realized within each temporal set-up in a number of classical biblical Hebrew ... More


Translating

Marko Pajević (ed.)

in The Henri Meschonnic Reader: A Poetics of Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445962
eISBN:
9781474476720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445962.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The three texts of this section deal with translation, a field where Meschonnic is of particular influence and importance. Meschonnic’s own experience of translating the Bible, and a very particular ... More


The Hebrew Verb in Classical BH Narrative

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the use of the Hebrew verb in classical biblical Hebrew (BH) narrative. It analyses the text of chapters 18 and 19 of the second Book of Kings and the passage about David and ... More


Hebrew in Exile

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Babylonian campaigns against Judah and Jerusalem severely undermined the scribal infrastructure of the Hebrew language. According to Babylonian documents, some of the Judean administration was ... More


Word Order in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the syntactic phenomenon of word order in biblical Hebrew (BH) narrative. It argues that variation of verb order is neither random nor explicable solely in terms of stylistic ... More


The Hebrew Verbs and Aspect

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the verbs and the concept of aspect in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It suggests that the sequential interpretation triggered by wayyiqtols in the BH text is closely connected ... More


Conclusion

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation between the four main biblical Hebrew (BH) verb forms and the temporal ordering of classical BH text narrative. It has ... More


Tense and Aspect in Texts

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines tense and the concept of aspect in texts in biblical Hebrew (BH) language. It analyses temporal expressions proposed by the Discourse Representation Theory and evaluates whether ... More


Early Hebrew Writing

William M. Schniedewind

in A Social History of Hebrew: Its Origins Through the Rabbinic Period

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300176681
eISBN:
9780300199109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176681.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the rise of alphabetic writing. The Egyptian background of the scribal infrastructure of Canaan dates back to the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BCE) when Egypt ruled the southern ... More


Temporal Ordering in Genesis 41

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269533
eISBN:
9780191683671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the temporal ordering of the biblical Hebrew (BH) narrative text in chapter 41 of the Book of Genesis. It attempts to show that there are two basic temporal sets underlying the ... More


The Rupture with the Pharisees

Vered Noam

in Shifting Images of the Hasmoneans: Second Temple Legends and Their Reception in Josephus and Rabbinic Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198811381
eISBN:
9780191848414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811381.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The story treated in this chapter, an etiological tale whose purpose is to pinpoint the beginnings of the enmity between the Hasmonean dynasty and the Pharisees, opens a series of legends which ... More


Introduction: “The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry”

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Because form and meaning are inseparable in poetry, interpreters of First Isaiah should attend to matters of poetic style in these texts. Commentaries on Isaiah by Robert Lowth (1778) and George ... More


Hebrew

Coulter H. George

in How Dead Languages Work

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852827
eISBN:
9780191887116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852827.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The final chapter of the book turns to Biblical Hebrew so that the portrayal of a language from a different family can, through this very contrast, set off better what is Indo-European about the ... More


Naphtali Herz Wessely and the Cultural Dislocations of an Eighteenth-Century Maskil

Edward Breuer

in New Perspectives on the Haskalah

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774617
eISBN:
9781800340145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Naphtali Herz Wessely, who was best known for his book Divrei shalom ve'emet (Words of Peace and Truth). Regarded as the formative text of the Haskalah, this book was a ... More


Biblical Sex: Parashat Vayishlach (Genesis 32:4–36:43)

David Brodsky

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter argues that a language's lack of a term for a concept is indicative of more than just the difficulty in expressing the concept, as well as the lack of the concept in general. For ... More


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