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Bibil Identifier bibil:200026
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) אֲנִי וְלִבִּי-The Syntactic Encoding of the Collaborative Nature of Qohelet’s Experiment
Author Holmstedt, Robert D.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 9, Issue: 19)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 26 pages.
Abstract The language of the book of Qohelet has both intrigued and frustrated generations of scholars due to its abundant orthographic, morphological, syntactic, and lexical peculiarities. One linguistic feature that has not received proper attention, however, is the presence and syntactic position of the first-person subject pronoun אני, e.g., 1:16 דברתי אני עם־לבי. The independent subject pronoun is variously described as pleonastic, a strategy for emphasizing the subject, and a strategy for marking an important narrative point. However, none of these descriptions accurately describe its use in the book, and so in this essay I will address the syntax and function of Qohelet's use of the first-person subject pronouns.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Ecclesiastes / Qoheleth
Terms אני
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