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Bibil Identifier bibil:151824
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Nominal Clauses in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author Zewi, Tamar
Journal Journal of Jewish Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 2)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 273-291 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The paper discusses nominal clause patterns in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Nominal clauses were collected from several Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) that represent an independent language, and are not late versions of biblical texts. These are Pesher Habakkuk , the Damascus Document, the War Scroll, The Temple Scroll, and Serekh Ha-Yaḥad . The DSS nominal clause patterns revealed in these sources can be divided into two major groups: (1) simple nominal clauses in the order of predicate–subject or of subject–predicate, and (2) extended nominal clauses involving extraposition. Although both word orders of the simple nominal clauses found in the DSS exist in Biblical Hebrew, those of the DSS display more restrictions in their preference for a certain word order with certain types of predicates. The DSS simple nominal clauses in the order of subject–predicate also contain a pattern, unknown in Biblical Hebrew and limited in Mishnaic Hebrew, in which the predicate is a content clause. This pattern appears only in Pesher Habakkuk , and its content clause is introduced there by the subordinate, more commonly relative particle, asher . Extended patterns appear to be very rare in the DSS, and they mostly include clauses also labeled as the exegetical formula, which show similarity to a certain type of appositional clauses in Biblical Hebrew.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Syntax
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QpHab - Pesher on Habakkuk
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